Lon Allen Scott (September 25, 1888 - February 11, 1931) was an American politician who served as a United States Representative from Tennessee as a Republican.

Lon A. Scott
Lon A. Scott (Tennessee Congressman).jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1923
Preceded byThetus W. Sims
Succeeded byGordon Browning
Personal details
Lon Allen Scott

(1888-09-25)September 25, 1888
Wayne County, Tennessee, U.S.
DiedFebruary 11, 1931(1931-02-11) (aged 42)
Savannah, Tennessee, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
MotherMattie G. Cash
FatherDaniel Egan Scott
EducationCumberland University
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
Battles/warsWorld 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.[1]

Scott resigned as a state representative to as a private during the First World War. He was later promoted to a lieutenancy.[2]

Elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress, Scott served from March 4, 1921 to March 3, 1923.[3] 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.[4]


  1. ^ "Lon A. Scott". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Lon A. Scott". genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Lon A. Scott". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Lon Scott Dies In Jackson Hospital". Nashville Banner. 12 February 1931. p. 19. Archived from the original on 26 December 2019 – via Newspapers.com.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thetus W. Sims
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 8th congressional district

Succeeded by
Gordon Browning