Richard Lee Metcalfe

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Richard Lee Metcalfe
Richard Lee Metcalfe, Governor of Panama Canal Zone, 1913.jpg
Metcalfe in 1913
Military Governor of Panama Canal Zone
In office
Appointed by William Howard Taft
Preceded by Maurice Hudson Thatcher
Succeeded by George Washington Goethals
as 1st civil governor
Personal details
Born (1861-11-11)November 11, 1861
Upper Alton, Illinois
Died March 31, 1954(1954-03-31) (aged 92)
Omaha, Nebraska

Richard Lee Metcalfe (October 11, 1861 – March 31, 1954) was the last military Governor of Panama Canal Zone and one-time Mayor of Omaha, Nebraska.[1]


He was born on October 11, 1861 to Richard Lee Metcalfe and Ellen Tazewell Edwards.[1]

He began his career as an editor at the Omaha World-Herald, where he also authored a biography of William Jennings Bryan.

He died on March 31, 1954 in Omaha, Nebraska.[2][1]

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Preceded by
Maurice Hudson Thatcher
Military Governor of Panama Canal Zone
Succeeded by
Civil Governor George Washington Goethals