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Lyne Shackelford METCALFE

(1822-1906)

METCALFE, Lyne Shackelford, a Representative from Missouri; born in Madisonville, Hopkins County, Ky., April 21, 1822; attended the common schools, Shurtleff College, Alton, Ill., and Illinois College, Jacksonville, Ill.; engaged in mercantile pursuits in Alton, Ill., in 1844; member of the board of aldermen of Alton; elected mayor of Alton; during the Civil War served in the Union Army as assistant quartermaster with rank of captain and later promoted to colonel; moved to St. Louis, Mo., in 1863; engaged in manufacturing; served in the city council of St. Louis; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1879); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1878 to the Forty-sixth Congress; died in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Mo., January 31, 1906; interment in Alton Cemetery; Alton, Madison County, Ill.

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

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