Harold K. Claypool

Harold Kile Claypool ( born June 2, 1886 in Bainbridge, Ross County, Ohio; † August 2, 1958 in Chillicothe, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1937 and 1943 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Harold Claypool was the son of Congressman Horatio C. Claypool (1859-1921) and a cousin of John B. Peterson (1850-1944), who represented the State of Indiana in the U.S. House of Representatives. He attended the common schools and then studied at Ohio State University in Columbus. He then worked in publishing. He gave the Hunter and Trader Magazine out. At times, he was also assessor on probate ( Deputy Probate Judge ) in Ross County. Politically, he joined, like his father, the Democratic Party.

In the congressional elections of 1936, Claypool in the eleventh electoral district of Ohio was in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Peter Francis Hammond on January 3, 1937. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1943 three legislative periods. By 1941, there the last of the New Deal legislation of the Roosevelt administration were adopted. Since 1941 the work of the Congress of the events of the Second World War was marked.

In 1942, Harold Claypool was not re-elected. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he worked again in the Publishers industry. He also acted with office supplies. Between 1944 and 1953 he was a U.S. Marshal for the southern part of the state of Ohio. He died on August 2, 1958 in Chillicothe, where he was also buried.