Lon A. Scott
Lon A. Scott
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Tennessee's 8th district
March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1923
|Preceded by||Thetus W. Sims|
|Succeeded by||Gordon Browning|
Lon Allen Scott
September 25, 1888
Wayne County, Tennessee, U.S.
|Died||February 11, 1931 (aged 42)|
Savannah, Tennessee, U.S.
|Mother||Mattie G. Cash|
|Father||Daniel Egan Scott|
|Branch/service||United States Army|
|Battles/wars||World War I|
Lon Allen Scott was born on a farm near Cypress Inn in Wayne County, Tennessee to Mattie G. Cash and Daniel Egan Scott on September 25, 1888. His family moved to Savannah, Tennessee in Hardin County and he attended the public schools and Savannah Tennessee Institute. In 1915 he graduated from the law department of Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee.
Enngaging in mercantile pursuits, the real estate, and the lumber business, Scott also became a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, and served in that capacity from 1913 to 1917. He served as the Republican minority floor leader from 1915 to 1917. He represented Tennessee in the prosecution of Attorney General Estes in an impeachment proceeding before the Tennessee Senate.
Elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress, Scott served from March 4, 1921 to March 3, 1923. He was an unsuccessful candidate for re-election in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress. He resumed his former business pursuits and resided in Savannah, Tennessee until his death.
On February 11, 1941 he died in Savannah, Tennessee after being sick for three months and was interred at Savannah Cemetery.
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- "Lon Scott Dies In Jackson Hospital". Nashville Banner. 12 February 1931. p. 19. Archived from the original on 26 December 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
- United States Congress. "Lon A. Scott (id: S000181)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Lon A. Scott at Find a Grave
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Thetus W. Sims
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 8th congressional district