07/14/1824 - 11/29/1896

SCOTT, John, a Representative from Huntingdon County; born, July 14, 1824 in Alexandria, Huntingdon County, Pa.; attended, Marshall College (now Mercersburg Academy); lawyer (1846-1896); engaged, tannery and shoe business; deputy Attorney General, Huntingdon County (1846-1849); commissioner, Board of Revenue, Huntingdon County; elected, Democratic State Convention (1852); unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1854); resident counsel, Pennsylvania Railroad (1857-1869, 1875-1877); director, Huntingdon Gas Company; director, First National Bank of Huntingdon; unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania State Senate (1860); elected as a Union Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1862 term; not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1863 term; elected, United States Senate (1869-1875); not a candidate for reelection to the Senate; solicitor, Pennsylvania Railroad (1877-1895); trustee, University of Pennsylvania; died, November 29, 1896 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

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After 1 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, John Scott went on to serve in congress

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