Victor Howard METCALF, Congress, CA (1853-1936)


METCALF, Victor Howard, a Representative from California; born in Utica, Oneida County, N.Y., October 10, 1853; attended the public schools of Utica, and was graduated from the Utica Free Academy in 1871, from Russellâs Military Academy, New Haven, Conn., in 1872, and from the law department of Yale College in 1876; was admitted to the Connecticut bar in June 1876 and to the New York bar in 1877, and commenced practice in Utica, N.Y., in 1877; moved to Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., in 1879 and continued the practice of law; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-sixth, Fifty-seventh, and Fifty-eighth Congresses and served from March 4, 1899, until his resignation July 1, 1904; appointed Secretary of Commerce and Labor by President Theodore Roosevelt and served from July 1, 1904, to December 16, 1906, when he resigned; appointed by President Theodore Roosevelt Secretary of the Navy December 17, 1906, and served until December 1, 1908, when he resigned; returned to Oakland, Calif., engaged in banking for several years, and then resumed the practice of law; died in Oakland, Calif., February 20, 1936; interment in Mountain View Cemetery.

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