Horatio C. Claypool

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Horatio Clifford Claypool
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 11th district
In office
March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1915
Preceded by Albert Douglas
Succeeded by Edwin D. Ricketts
In office
March 4, 1917 – March 3, 1919
Preceded by Edwin D. Ricketts
Succeeded by Edwin D. Ricketts
Personal details
Born (1859-02-09)February 9, 1859
McArthur, Ohio
Died January 19, 1921(1921-01-19) (aged 61)
Columbus, Ohio
Resting place Grandview Cemetery, Chillicothe, Ohio
Political party Democratic
Alma mater National Normal University

Horatio Clifford Claypool (February 9, 1859 – January 19, 1921) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio, father of Harold Kile Claypool and cousin of John Barney Peterson.

Born in McArthur, Vinton County, Ohio, Claypool attended the common schools, and was graduated from the normal school at Lebanon, Ohio, in 1880. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1882 and commenced practice in Chillicothe, Ohio. He served as prosecuting attorney of Ross County 1899-1903. Probate judge of the county 1905-1910.

Claypool was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second and Sixty-third Congresses (March 4, 1911-March 3, 1915). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1914 to the Sixty-fourth Congress.

Claypool was elected to the Sixty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1917-March 3, 1919). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1918 to the Sixty-sixth Congress. He resumed the practice of law in Chillicothe, Ohio. He died in Columbus, Ohio, January 19, 1921. He was interred in Grandview Cemetery, Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio, USA.


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