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Nathan Bay SCOTT

(1842-1924)
Senate Years of Service:
1899-1911
Party:
Republican

SCOTT, Nathan Bay, a Senator from West Virginia; born near Quaker City, Guernsey County, Ohio, December 18, 1842; attended the common schools; engaged in mining near Colorado Springs, Colo., 1859-1862; during the Civil War entered the Union Army in 1863 as a corporal; appointed sergeant in 1864, promoted to regimental commissary sergeant in 1865, and mustered out in 1865; engaged in the manufacture of glass in Wheeling, W.Va.; also engaged in banking; member of the city council 1881-1883 and served as president 1881-1883; member, State senate 1883-1890; member, Republican National Committee 1888; appointed Commissioner of Internal Revenue by President William McKinley in 1898, and served until February 1899, when he resigned to become Senator; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1899; reelected in 1905 and served from March 4, 1899, to March 3, 1911; unsuccessful candidate for renomination; chairman, Committee on Mines and Mining (Fifty-seventh through Fifty-ninth Congresses), Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds (Fifty-ninth through Sixty-first Congresses); appointed a member of the Lincoln Memorial Commission in 1911; engaged in banking in Washington, D.C., until his death on January 2, 1924; remains were cremated and the ashes deposited in a mausoleum in Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

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

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