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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. He was 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. November 16 is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 45 days remaining. ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... October 9 is the 282nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (283rd in leap years). ... 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... Official language(s) None Capital Providence Largest city Providence Area  Ranked 50th  - Total 1,214* sq mi (3,144* km²)  - Width 37 miles (60 km)  - Length 48 miles (77 km)  - % water 32. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Beehive of Industry, The Renaissance City Location Location in Rhode Island Coordinates , Government Country State County United States Rhode Island Providence Mayor David N. Cicilline (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 20. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article is about the English county. ... The Rhode Island House of Representatives is the lower body of the Rhode Island General Assembly, and consists of 75 members. ... The Rhode Island School of Design (commonly abbreviated RISD and pronounced RIZ-dee) is one of the premier fine arts institutions in the United States. ... Brown University is a university located in Providence, Rhode Island. ... Bush/Cheney, 2004 Campaign Manager Ken Mehlman is the current Chairman of the RNC. The Republican National Committee (RNC) provides national leadership for the Republican Party of the United States. ...


Metcalf was elected as a Republican to the U.S. 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. 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 Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party), is one of the two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Democratic Party. ... November 4 is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 57 days remaining. ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... LeBaron Bradford Colt (1846 – 1924) was a United States Senator from Rhode Island and a circuit court judge. ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... November 5 is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 56 days remaining. ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... January 3 is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...


He was a great man


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Preceded by:
LeBaron B. Colt
United States Senator (Class 2) from Rhode Island
1924–1937
Succeeded by:
Theodore F. Green

 
 

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