Howard Morton Metzenbaum ( June 4, 1917 in Cleveland, Ohio, † March 12, 2008 in Aventura, Florida ) was an American politician of the Democratic Party. He was in 1974 and 1976-1995 U.S. Senator for the state of Ohio.
Metzenbaum studied at Ohio State University and continued his studies then continued at the Law School of the University. In 1941 he was admitted to the Bar of Ohio and practiced in Cleveland. 1943-1947 was Metzenbaum deputy in the House of Representatives from Ohio and belonged to the Senate of Ohio from 1947 to 1951 as a Senator. In 1974 he was appointed by Governor John J. Gilligan senator for the vacant seat of William B. Saxbe to be filled. Metzenbaum was thus from 4 January 1974 to 23 December of the same year Senator in the Senate of the United States. On November 2, 1976, he was elected to the Senate of the United States. As his predecessor Robert Taft Jr. resigned some days before the end of his term in office, Metzenbaum was previously sworn in as originally planned as a senator. Reelected in 1982 and 1988, he was one of the Senate of 29 December 1976 to 3 January 1995.