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Hugh Ike SHOTT

(1866-1953)
Senate Years of Service:
1942-1943
Party:
Republican

SHOTT, Hugh Ike, a Representative and a Senator from West Virginia; born in Staunton, Augusta County, Va., September 3, 1866; attended the Staunton public schools; apprenticed as a printer; later became a reporter and editorial writer; moved to Bluefield, W.Va., in 1893; served as a clerk in the railway mail service in 1895; became publisher and editor of the Bluefield Daily Telegraph in 1896; postmaster of Bluefield 1903-1912; member of the West Virginia Semicentennial Commission in 1912 and 1913; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-first and Seventy-second Congresses (March 4, 1929-March 3, 1933); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 and for election to the United States Senate in 1936; elected on November 3, 1942, as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Matthew M. Neely and served from November 18, 1942, to January 3, 1943; was not a candidate for the full term; continued as editor and publisher of the Bluefield Daily Telegraph until his death in Bluefield, W.Va., October 12, 1953; interment in Monte Vista Cemetery.

Bibliography

Egbert, George L., and Ralph E. Shupe, eds.Good Morning! Excerpts from the Column of that Name Written and Published in The Bluefield Daily Telegraph, by Hugh Ike Schott, Editor. Bluefield, WV: Daily Telegraph Printing Co., 1948.

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

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