Henry B. Metcalfe

Henry B. Metcalfe
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877
Preceded byHenry Joel Scudder
Succeeded byJames W. Covert
Personal details
Born(1805-01-20)January 20, 1805
Albany, New York
DiedFebruary 7, 1881(1881-02-07) (aged 76)
Staten Island, New York City, New York
Political partyDemocratic

Henry Bleecker Metcalfe (January 20, 1805 – February 7, 1881) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born in Albany, New York, Metcalfe moved to New York City in 1811 and to Richmond County in 1816. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in New York City in 1826. He served as prosecuting attorney of Richmond County from 1826 to 1832. Metcalfe was elected county judge in 1840 and served until 1841 when he resigned. He resumed his position of county judge in 1847 and remained until 1875.

Metcalfe was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877). He served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings (Forty-fourth Congress). He died in Richmond, Staten Island, New York on February 7, 1881. He was interred in the Moravian Cemetery, New Dorp, Staten Island, New York.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Henry Joel Scudder
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
James W. Covert
Legal offices
Preceded by
George Metcalfe
Richmond County District Attorney
Succeeded by
Thomas S. Kingsland

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.