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George Cromwell SCOTT

(1864-1948)

SCOTT, George Cromwell, a Representative from Iowa; born near East Kendall (now Morton), Monroe County, N.Y., August 8, 1864; moved to Iowa in 1880; attended the country schools and the high school at Dallas Center, Iowa; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1887 and commenced practice in Le Mars, Iowa, in 1888; moved to Sioux City in 1901 and continued the practice of law; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Elbert H. Hubbard; reelected to the Sixty-third Congress and served from November 5, 1912, to March 3, 1915; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1914 to the Sixty-fourth Congress; elected to the Sixty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1917-March 3, 1919); was not a candidate for renomination in 1918; resumed the practice of law in Sioux City; appointed by President Harding judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa and served from March 4, 1922, until his retirement on November 1, 1943; died in Sioux City, Iowa, October 6, 1948; interment in Graceland Park Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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