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John SCOTT

(1784-1850)

SCOTT, John, (father of John Scott [1824-1896]), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born at Marsh Creek, near Gettysburg, Pa., December 25, 1784; moved to Alexandria, Pa., in 1806; engaged as tanner and shoemaker; served as major in the War of 1812; member of the State house of representatives in 1819 and 1820; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first Congress (March 4, 1829-March 3, 1831); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Twenty-second Congress; resumed his former business pursuits; retired from business in 1842; died in Alexandria, Huntingdon County, Pa., on September 22, 1850; interment in Alexandria Cemetery.

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

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