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Henry Bleecker METCALFE

(1805-1881)

METCALFE, Henry Bleecker, a Representative from New York; born in Albany, N.Y., January 20, 1805; moved to New York City in 1811 and to Richmond County in 1816; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in New York City in 1826; prosecuting attorney of Richmond County 1826-1832; elected county judge in 1840 and served until 1841 when he resigned; again county judge 1847-1875; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1877); chairman, Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings (Forty-fourth Congress); died in Richmond, Staten Island, N.Y., February 7, 1881; interment in the Moravian Cemetery, New Dorp, Staten Island, N.Y.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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