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John Roger Kirkpatrick SCOTT

(1873-1945)

SCOTT, John Roger Kirkpatrick, (father of Hardie Scott), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Bloomsburg, Columbia County, Pa., July 6, 1873; moved with his parents to Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and later to Philadelphia; attended the public schools; was graduated from the Central High School of Philadelphia in 1893; attended the law school of the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia; was admitted to the bar in December 1895 and commenced the practice of law in Philadelphia; member of the State house of representatives in 1899 and again in 1909, 1911, and 1913; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth and Sixty-fifth Congresses and served from March 4, 1915, until his resignation, effective January 5, 1919; resumed the practice of his profession; died in Philadelphia, Pa., December 9, 1945; interment in West Laurel Hills Cemetery.

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

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