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Ralph James SCOTT

(1905-1983)

SCOTT, Ralph James, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Surry County, near Pinnacle, N.C., October 15, 1905; educated in the public schools; Wake Forest College, LL.B., 1930; was admitted to the bar in 1930 and commenced the practice of law in Danbury, N.C.; member of the State house of representatives, 1936-1937; delegate to State Democratic conventions, 1936-1968; chairman, Democratic Executive Committee of Stokes County, 1936-1970; solicitor of the twenty-first judicial district of North Carolina 1938-1956; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-fifth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1957-January 3, 1967); was not a candidate for reelection in 1966 to the Ninetieth Congress; resumed the practice of law; was a resident of Danbury, N.C., until his death there August 5, 1983; interment in Pannacle Baptist Church cemetery.

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

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