Lyne Metcalfe

Lyne Shackelford Metcalfe (* April 21, 1822 in Madisonville, Kentucky, † January 31, 1906 in Kirkwood, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1877 and 1879 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Lyne Metcalfe attended the public schools of his home and then the Shurtleff College in Alton (Illinois ) and the Illinois College at Jacksonville. Since 1844, he worked in Alton commercially. In this city he began a political career: he was a member of the local council and eventually mayor. During the Civil War Metcalfe served in the army of the Union, in which he rose to the colonel. After the war he lived in St. Louis ( Missouri), where he was active in the craft. In his new hometown, he sat on the city council.

In the congressional elections of 1876 Metcalfe was a candidate of the Republican party in the third constituency of Missouri against Richard Graham Frost in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of William Henry Stone on March 4, 1877. Frost made ​​an unsuccessful against the outcome of the election opposition one. As Metcalfe has not been confirmed in 1878, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1879.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives to Lyne Metcalfe moved back out of politics. He died on 31 January 1906 in Kirkwood and was buried in the nearby Alton.