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Harold Kile Claypool (June 2, 1886 – August 2, 1958) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio, son of Horatio Clifford Claypool and cousin of John Barney Peterson.

Harold Kile Claypool
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 11th district
In office
January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1943
Preceded byPeter Francis Hammond
Succeeded byWalter E. Brehm
Personal details
Born(1886-06-02)June 2, 1886
Bainbridge, Ross County, Ohio
DiedAugust 2, 1958(1958-08-02) (aged 72)
Chillicothe, Ohio
Resting placeGrandview Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materOhio State University

Born in Bainbridge, Ross County, Ohio, Claypool attended the public schools and Ohio State University at Columbus. He engaged in the publishing business at Columbus, Ohio, and published Hunter and Trader Magazine. He was deputy probate judge of Ross County, Ohio.

Claypool was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth, Seventy-sixth, and Seventy-seventh Congresses (January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1943). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1942 to the Seventy-eighth Congress. He resumed the publishing and office supply business. He served as United States marshal for the southern district of Ohio from 1944 to 1953.

Claypool died in Chillicothe, Ohio, on August 2, 1958. He was interred in Grandview Cemetery, Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio, USA.


  • United States Congress. "Harold K. Claypool (id: C000489)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Peter F. Hammond
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 11th congressional district

January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1943
Succeeded by
Walter E. Brehm