Jesse Houghton Metcalf (1860 - 1942)

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Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Death: Died in Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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Jesse Houghton Metcalf (November 16, 1860 – October 9, 1942) was a United States Senator from Rhode Island. Born in Providence, he was educated in private schools there, studied textile manufacturing in Yorkshire, England, and engaged in textile manufacturing. In 1889 Metcalf received a large bequest from his father's business partner, Henry J. Steere. Metcalf served as a member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives from 1889 to 1891 and in 1907, and was a member of the Providence Common Council from 1888 to 1892. He was chairman of the Metropolitan Park Commission of Rhode Island from 1909 to 1924, and a member of the penal and charitable board from 1917 to 1923. In addition, he was president of Rhode Island Hospital, a trustee of the Rhode Island School of Design at Providence and of Brown University, and from 1935 to 1940 a Republican National Committeeman. He was also a part owner of The Providence Journal.


Metcalf was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate (the upper house of the Congress) on November 4, 1924, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of LeBaron B. Colt; on the same day he was also elected for the term commencing March 4, 1925. He was reelected in 1930 and served from November 5, 1924, to January 3, 1937; he was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1936. While in the Senate he was chairman of the Committee on Patents (Sixty-ninth and Seventieth Congresses) and a member of the Committee on Education and Labor (Seventy-first and Seventy-second Congresses). He died in Providence in 1942; interment was in Swan Point Cemetery. The Jesse H. Metcalf Lodge at Camp Yawgoog, the funds for which were donated by his wife, houses the Camp Sandy Beach dining hall and was named in his honor,

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METCALF, Jesse Houghton, a Senator from Rhode Island; born in Providence, R.I., November 16, 1860; educated in private schools of Providence; studied textile manufacturing in Yorkshire, England; engaged in textile manufacturing; member, State house of representatives 1889-1891, 1907; member, Providence Common Council 1888-1892; chairman, Metropolitan Park Commission of Rhode Island 1909-1924; member, penal and charitable board 1917-1923; president, Rhode Island Hospital; trustee, Rhode Island School of Design at Providence and of Brown University; Republican National committeeman 1935-1940; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate on November 4, 1924, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of LeBaron B. Colt; on the same day was also elected for the term commencing March 4, 1925; reelected in 1930 and served from November 5, 1924, to January 3, 1937; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1936; chairman, Committee on Patents (Sixty-ninth and Seventieth Congresses), Committee on Education and Labor (Seventy-first and Seventy-second Congresses); died in Providence, R.I., October 9, 1942; interment in Swan Point Cemetery.

(Biographical Directory of the United States Congress)

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Jesse H. Metcalf, U.S. Senator's Timeline

1860
November 16, 1860
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
1891
October 7, 1891
Age 30
Rhode Island, United States
1892
September 28, 1892
Age 31
Rhode Island, United States
1942
October 9, 1942
Age 81
Providence, Rhode Island, United States