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pension agent , military officer

Wilder Stevens Metcalf, American pension agent, military officer. member Russell & Metcalf, Lawrence, Kan; member National Militia Board, apptd; member sch.


Metcalf, Wilder Stevens was born on September 10, 1855 in Milo, Maine, United States. Son of Isaac Stevens and Antoinette Brigham (Putnam) Metcalf.


Bachelor of Arts, Oberlin, 1878. Bachelor of Laws, University of Kansas School of Law, 1897.


With Crosier & Sheldon, manufacturers of cheese and butter, at Wellington, O., 1878-1887. Member Russell & Metcalf, Lawrence, Kansas, 1887-1898, alone from 1898. President Douglas County Building & Loan Association.

Director Liberty Life Insurance Company (Topeka), Lawrence National Bank. Chairman of the Board Federal Home Loan Bank, District 10, Topeka. United States pension agent, Topeka, 8½ years.

Commissioner of pensions, Washington, District of Columbia, March 28, 1925-July 1, 1925 (resigned). Private to Lieutenant 5th Ohio National Guard. Private to brigadier general Kansas National Guard (now on retired list).

Major and colonel 20th Kansas Infantry, United States.V., 1898-1899. Served in Philippines. Bvtd. brigadier general vols. by President McKinley.

Member National Militia Board, appointed by Secretary of War, 8 years Commissioned colonel United States of America, August 5, 1917. Brigadier general, August 29, 1917. Commanding 77th Infantry Brig., Camp Beauregard, Alexandria, Louisiana.

Honorary discharged on account of age, May 25, 1918. Delaware-at-large Republican National Convention, Philadelphia, 1900. Member school board, Lawrence, 17 years, president, 10 years.

State senator, 1915-1919.


Member Russell & Metcalf, Lawrence, Kan. Member National Militia Board, apptd. Member sch.


Married Mary Eliza Crosier, July 30, 1878 (died 1914). Married second, Alice L. Bullene, January 8, 1916.

Isaac Stevens Metcalf

Antoinette Brigham (Putnam) Metcalf

Mary Eliza Crosier

Alice L. Bullene