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Hugh Doggett SCOTT, Jr.

(1900-1994)
Senate Years of Service:
1959-1977
Party:
Republican

SCOTT, Hugh Doggett, Jr., a Representative and a Senator from Pennsylvania; born in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, Va., on November 11, 1900; attended public and private schools; graduated, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Va., 1919 and the law department of the University of Virginia at Charlottesville 1922; admitted to the bar in 1922 and commenced practice in Philadelphia, Pa.; during the First World War enrolled in the Student Reserve Offices’ Training Corps and the Students’ Army Training Corps; assistant district attorney of Philadelphia, Pa., 1926-1941; member of the Governor’s Commission on Reform of the Magistrates System 1938-1940; during the Second World War was on active duty for two years with the United States Navy with final rank of commander; author; vice president of the United States Delegation to the Interparliamentary Union; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-seventh Congress; reelected to the Seventy-eighth Congress (January 3, 1941-January 3, 1945); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1944 to the Seventy-ninth Congress; resumed the practice of law; chairman of the Republican National Committee 1948-1949; elected to the Eightieth Congress; reelected to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1947-January 3, 1959); was not a candidate for reelection but was elected in 1958 to the United States Senate; reelected in 1964 and 1970 and served from January 3, 1959, to January 3, 1977; was not a candidate for reelection in 1976; Republican whip 1969; minority leader 1969-1977; chairman, Select Committee on Secret and Confidential Documents (Ninety-second Congress); lawyer; was a resident of Washington, D.C., and later, Falls Church, Va., until his death there on July 21, 1994; interment in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

Bibliography

Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives; Scott, Hugh D., Jr. Come to the Party. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1968; Scott, Hugh D., Jr. How to Run for Public Office and Win! Washington, D.C.: National Press, 1968.

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

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