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Date of photo estimated from the dates of his term in office (1913-1915). Image is a clipping from a magazine type publication, it is mounted on brown posterboard. Notes read, " R.L Metcalf, chair. [...] Public Affairs" Mr. Metcalf was born in 1854 in Greenfield, Illinois. He ran a successful business in Greenfield called the R.L. Metcalf Dry Goods Company, and also owned a 480-acre farm. At the age of 43, Mr. Metcalf retired and moved to Pasadena, where he became very involved with First Methodist Church, working and holding many offices. In April 1903, Mr. Metcalf became a member of the police, park and fire commission where he served on the board for two years. In 1913 Mr. Metcalf became the mayor of Pasadena and was chosen to be chairman of Pasadena’s first City Commission. Mr. Metcalf lived in Pasadena for 18 years before his death in 1916 at the age of 60 (Death summons prominent citizen, 1916).
pmh_People-M Metcalf, Richard Lee Mayor of Pasadena 1913-1915 http://cdm16237.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16237coll8/id/855
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