Metcalfe, Ralph

Metcalfe, Ralph (Harold)

(1910–78) U.S. representative, athlete; born in Atlanta, Ga. Winner of Olympic track medals in 1932 and 1936, track coach, and army veteran, he was a Chicago alderman (1955–67) and congressman (Dem., Ill.; 1971–78).
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