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Richard Lee Metcalfe

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Richard Lee Metcalfe (October 11, 1861 – March 31, 1954) was the last military Governor of Panama Canal Zone and one-time Mayor of Omaha, Nebraska.[1]

Richard Lee Metcalfe
Richard Lee Metcalfe, Governor of Panama Canal Zone, 1913.jpg
Metcalfe in 1913
Military Governor of Panama Canal Zone
In office
1913–1914
Appointed byWilliam Howard Taft
Preceded byMaurice Hudson Thatcher
Succeeded byGeorge Washington Goethals
as 1st civil governor
Personal details
Born(1861-11-11)November 11, 1861
Upper Alton, Illinois
DiedMarch 31, 1954(1954-03-31) (aged 92)
Omaha, Nebraska

BiographyEdit

He was born on October 11, 1861 to Richard Lee Metcalfe and Ellen Tazewell Edwards.[1]

He began his career as an editor at the Omaha World-Herald, where he also authored a biography of William Jennings Bryan.

He died on March 31, 1954 in Omaha, Nebraska.[2][1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Metcalfe Held Varied Jobs". Omaha World-Herald. March 31, 1954.
  2. ^ "R. L. Metcalfe Dead. First Civil Governor of Canal Zone, Former Editor, Was 92". New York Times. April 1, 1954.
Preceded by
Maurice Hudson Thatcher
Military Governor of Panama Canal Zone
1913–1914
Succeeded by
Civil Governor George Washington Goethals