METZENBAUM, Howard Morton (1917-2008)

METZENBAUM, HOWARD MORTON, a Senator from Ohio; born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, June 4, 1917; graduated, Ohio State University, Columbus 1939; graduated, Ohio State University School of Law 1941; admitted to the Ohio bar in 1941 and commenced practice in Cleveland; member, Ohio house of representatives 1943-1947; member, Ohio senate 1947-1951; campaign manager for United States Senator Stephen M. Young 1958, 1964; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for the United States Senate 1970; chairman of a group of suburban weeklies in the Cleveland area; appointed by the Governor, January 4, 1974, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William B. Saxbe and served from January 4, 1974, until his resignation December 23, 1974; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1974; resumed the practice of law; elected on November 2, 1976, to the United States Senate for the term commencing January 3, 1977; subsequently appointed by the Governor, December 29, 1976, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Robert Taft, Jr. for the term ending January 3, 1983; reelected in 1982 and 1988 and served from December 29, 1976, to January 3, 1995; was not a candidate for reelection in 1994; chairman, Consumer Federation of America (1995-2008); died in Aventura, Florida, on March 12, 2008; interment in Mayfield Cemetery, Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

Ohio Historical Society
Columbus, OH
Papers: Correspondence in Howard Nelson Lindower papers, 1968-1983.

Western Reserve Historical Society
Cleveland, OH
Papers: 1970-1994 (bulk 1973-1994). Ca. 710 linear feet. Senatorial papers including constituent correspondence, senatorial and VIP correspondence, legislative files, legislative assistants' files, Ohio community files, committee files, investigation/nomination/oversight files, grants/projects files, casework, financial disclosure files, accepted invitations, campaign files, scrapbooks, photographs, media files, audio and video recordings, articles, speeches, publications, interview transcripts, newsclippings, and memorabilia. Finding aid.

  • Patterson, Samuel C., and Thomas W. Kephart. "The Case of the Wayfaring Challenger: The 1988 Senate Election in Ohio.'' Congress & the Presidency 18 (Autumn 1991): 105-20.
  • Sternsher, Bernard. "The Glenn Revolution: Voter Behavior in Northwest Ohio, 1970-1988." Northwest Ohio Quarterly 62 (Summer/Autumn 1990): 39-53.