Harold K. Claypool

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Harold Kile Claypool
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 11th district
In office
January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1943
Preceded by Peter Francis Hammond
Succeeded by Walter E. Brehm
Personal details
Born (1886-06-02)June 2, 1886
Bainbridge, Ross County, Ohio
Died August 2, 1958(1958-08-02) (aged 72)
Chillicothe, Ohio
Resting place Grandview Cemetery
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Ohio State University

Harold Kile Claypool (June 2, 1886 – August 2, 1958) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio, son of Horatio Clifford Claypool and cousin of John Barney Peterson.

Born in Bainbridge, Ross County, Ohio, Claypool attended the public schools and Ohio State University at Columbus. He engaged in the publishing business at Columbus, Ohio, and published Hunter and Trader Magazine. He was deputy probate judge of Ross County, Ohio.

Claypool was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth, Seventy-sixth, and Seventy-seventh Congresses (January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1943). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1942 to the Seventy-eighth Congress. He resumed the publishing and office supply business. He served as United States marshal for the southern district of Ohio from 1944 to 1953.

Claypool died in Chillicothe, Ohio, on August 2, 1958. He was interred in Grandview Cemetery, Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio, USA.


 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Peter F. Hammond
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 11th congressional district

January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1943
Succeeded by
Walter E. Brehm