Pictured here crossing the tape as a member of the Marquette University track team, Ralph Metcalfe was a household name as an Olympic medalist long before he came to Congress. Metcalfe was elected to the House in 1970 and served until his death in 1978. He was a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus in 1971.
History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “Ralph Harold Metcalfe,” https://history.house.gov/Collection/Listing/2007/2007-255-000/ (April 11, 2021)
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