Leon Claire Metz Biography
Leon Claire Metz is an American cultural historian, author, television documentary personality, and lecturer on the American Old West period. Metz is well known for having presented hundreds of his programs to groups all over the U.S. particularly in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona.
Metz has also made numerous TV appearances television documentaries most notably, A&E’s The Real West series, which is also shown on The History Channel.
Leon Claire Metz Age
Metz was born on November 6th, 1930 in Parkersburg, West Virginia, U.S. He is 88 years old as of 2018.
Leon Claire Metz Family |Young
There is no information about Metz’s family, he has not also shared about his early life and how he was raised up. he has also not shared about his parents and their occupation. There is also no information about him having siblings.
Leon Claire Metz Married
He is married to Cheryl Schilling and they have 4 Children. He has also not shared any information about him having dated before.
Leon Claire Metz Education
He was enrolled and later graduated from Parkersburg High School in 1948. He then joined the US Air Force during the Korean War.
Leon Claire Metz Career
He was primarily stationed at Biggs Field, El Paso where he was a propeller mechanic, attaining the rank of staff sergeant, which he would later portray in his book Fort Bliss: An Illustrated History. C.L. “Doc” Sonnichsen a noted historian himself, would serve as an early mentor for the young Metz.Leon Claire Metz
Metz has penned 17 books, most notably John Selman: Texas Gunfighter and a biography of Old West lawman Pat Garrett. Metz also hosts a weekly column in the El Paso Times. Metz also hosts a radio show, The Leon Metz Show on KTSM, which relates to Southwestern U.S. history. He can also be seen often on BBC television specials on the west. On June 16, 2012, Metz contributed his voice to an alternative hip hop album entitled Greetings from El Paso, a concept album about El Paso, Texas by local rapper Zyme One.
Leon Claire Metz Net Worth
Metz estimated net worth is under review, there is no information about his net worth or salary but he is said to have been earning a huge salary from his work.
Leon Claire Metz Books
- Border: The U. S.-Mexico Line
- Dangerous Dan Tucker: New Mexico’s Deadly Lawman by Bob Alexander and Leon Metz 2004
- The Encyclopedia of Lawmen, Outlaws, and Gunfighters by Leon Metz
- El Paso: Guided through Time by Leon Metz, Frank Mangan, Judy Mangan
- John Wesley Hardin; Dark Angel of Texas
- Robert E. McKee Master Builder by Leon Metz, Nancy Hamilton, Louis McKee
- 400 Years in El Paso by Leon Metz, Danielle Moses, and Eric Michaels
- The Shooters: A Gallery of Notorious Gunmen from the American West
- Roadside History of Texas by Leon Metz and Daniel Greer
- El Paso Chronicles: A Record of Historical Events in El Paso, Texas by Leon Metz, Frank Mangan, Judy
- Mangan, Frank Mangan
- Dallas Stoudenmire; El Paso Marshal
- Riders Along the Rio Grande: A Collection of Outlaws, Prostitutes and Vigilantes by Bob L’Aloge, Leon Metz
- Southern New Mexico Empire: First National Bank of Dona ANA Country by Leon Metz
- Wilson and the Kid by Donald Lavash, Leon Metz
- John Selman, Gunfighter by Leon Metz
- Desert Army: Fort Bliss on the Texas Border by Leon Metz, Tom Lea, Jose Cisneros, Antonio Castro, Frederick
- Turning Points in El Paso, Texas by Leon Metz
- Pat Garrett: The Story of a Western Lawman
- El Paso: City at the Pass: An Illustrated History by Leon