Horatio Clifford CLAYPOOL, Congress, OH (1859-1921)


CLAYPOOL, Horatio Clifford, (father of Harold Kile Claypool and cousin of John Barney Peterson), a Representative from Ohio; born in McArthur, Vinton County, Ohio, February 9, 1859; attended the common schools, and was graduated from the normal school at Lebanon, Ohio, in 1880; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1882 and commenced practice in Chillicothe, Ohio; prosecuting attorney of Ross County 1899-1903; probate judge of the county 1905-1910; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second and Sixty-third Congresses (March 4, 1911-March 3, 1915); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1914 to the Sixty-fourth Congress; elected to the Sixty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1917-March 3, 1919); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1918 to the Sixty-sixth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Chillicothe, Ohio; died in Columbus, Ohio, January 19, 1921; interment in Grandview Cemetery, Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present