​October 10, 1978: At 68, Ralph Metcalfe Died At His Chicago Home Of Heart Attack

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Metcalfe was seeking a 5th term in Congress when he died. He is interred at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Alsip, southwest of Chicago.

Ralph Harold Metcalfe, Sr. was a track and field sprinter and politician. He jointly held the world record in the 100-meter dash and placed 2nd in that event in two Olympics, the latter to Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany.

Metcalfe won 4 Olympic medals and was regarded as the world’s fastest human in 1934 and 1935. He later went into politics and in the city of Chicago and served in the United States Congress for four terms in the 1970s as a Democrat from Illinois.

Ralph Metcalfe was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, Alpha Sigma Nu honor society, and the Corpus Christi parish in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood.

Read about his amazing legacy at: Daily Black History Facts

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