Hon. Henry H. Metcalf. - Among the prominent young lawyers of Franklin County, Henry H. Metcalf holds an important
place as state representative from this district. He was born at Delaware, Ohio, November 21, 1892, the son of
John A. and Elizabeth (Campton) Metcalf.
John A. Metcalf was born in Vinton County, Ohio, and his wife is a native of Ashley, Ohio. They are residents of
Columbus, where Mr. Metcalf spent many years in the clothing business as president of the Capital Clothing Company.
He now operates a chain system of clothing stores throughout the South, with headquarters at Atlanta, Georgia.
Mr. and Mrs. Metcalf have three children: Robert L.; Julia Forsythe; and Henry H., the subject of this sketch.
Henry H. Metcalf received his education in the public schools of Columbus and is a graduate of North High School.
He attended Ohio State University and the University of Illinois and began his professional career in 1919. During
the World War he enlisted as a private and at the close of the war held the rank of second lieutenant in a machine
gun corps. Mr. Metcalf was elected in 1929 as state representative of Franklin County.
On December 21, 1922, Mr. Metcalf was united in marriage with Miss Kittie Leeper, of South Bend, Indiana, the daughter
of Sam Leeper.
Mr. Metcalf is a Republican and a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He belongs to York Lodge, Free and
Accepted Masons, Knights of Pythias, Eagles Club, Kiwanis Club, Columbus Athletic Club, Arlington Country Club,
and American Legion. He is a member of the Republican Club and a former member of the Republican Glee Club. He
is also identified with the Franklin County Bar Association and Ohio State Bar Association.
History of Franklin County, Ohio
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka - Indianapolis 1930
Franklin County, OH
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