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Ralph Metcalfe
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Birth Date:May 30, 1920
Astrology Sign:Gemini
Chinese Sign:Monkey - Yin
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Occupation:US Politician

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Ralph Metcalfe

Biography:Ralph Metcalfe (May 30, 1910 - October 10, 1978) was an American athlete who jointly held the world record for the 100 metre sprint. Ralph Metcalfe was known as the world’s fastest human from 1932 through 1934.

Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Metcalfe studied at Marquette University and equalled the record of 10.3 seconds on a number of occasions, as well as equalling the 200 metre record of 20.6 seconds. At the 1932 Summer Olympics he virtually dead-heated with his rival Eddie Tolan, with the medal awarded to Tolan only after extended study of the photograph. Both recorded a time of 10.38 seconds. He received a bronze medal in the 200 metre event at these games. Metcalfe competed again in the 200 metres at the 1936 Summer Olympics, placing second to the great Jesse Owens. He received a gold medal as part of the winning 4x100 relay team.

Metcalfe completed a master's degree at the University of Southern California. After his college career, he joined the armed forces and served in World War II. Metcalfe later coached track at Xavier University of Louisiana before becoming a successful businessman in Chicago, Illinois.

In 1949, Metcalfe became a politician, first as an Alderman for the city of Chicago; then as a Democrat representing a district in Illinois in the United States House of Representatives from 1971 until his death in 1978. He was a co-founder of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC).

In 1975, Metcalfe was inducted into the United States Track and Field Hall of Fame (USATF) and named a member of the President's Commission on Olympic Sports.

The federal building at 77 W. Jackson in Chicago was named for Metcalfe when it was dedicated in 1991.

Metcalfe was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African Americans.

Chinese Horoscope for Ralph Metcalfe
Includes characteristics and Vices
Ralph Metcalfe's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 20, 1920 - February 07, 1921
Birthday: May 30, 1920

The Monkey is a Yin,
and is the Ninth sign of the Chinese horoscope.


Personality and Character Cards:
Numerology is used to calculate tarot cards

Ralph Metcalfe's Personality Tarot Card Justice - Personality Card

Birthday: May 30, 1920

Balance, wisdom and a need for rational, logical solutions.

Ralph Metcalfe's Character Tarot Card The High Priestess - Character Card

Birthday: May 30, 1920

Wisdom, secrets to be revealed, and the development of intuition.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Ralph Metcalfe's Growth Tarot Card The Hermit

Birthday: May 30, 2017

A time for soul searching and meditation; a need for patience and solitude.




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