METZ, Herman August, (1867 - 1934)


METZ, Herman August, a Representative from New York; born in New York City October 19, 1867; attended private and public schools; manufacturer and importer of dyestuffs, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals; member of the board of education of Brooklyn and the city of New York; comptroller of the city of New York 1906-1910; member of the commission appointed by Governor Hughes to draft the New York City charter in 1907 and 1908 and of the charter commission appointed by Governor Miller in 1922; commissioner of the State board of charities; was the nominee of Kings County for Governor in 1912, but withdrew in favor of William Sulzer after the second ballot; first lieutenant, captain, lieutenant colonel, and brigadier general of the Fourteenth Infantry, New York National Guard; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third Congress (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1915); was not a candidate for renomination in 1914; resumed former business activities; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1904, 1908, and 1920; during the First World War was ordnance officer, with the rank of lieutenant colonel, in the Twenty-seventh Division; colonel in the ordnance department of the Officers’ Reserve Corps; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress; died in a hospital in New Rochelle, N.Y., May 17, 1934; interment in Kensico Cemetery, Westchester, N.Y.