Scott Marion Loftin
|United States Senator|
May 26, 1936 – November 3, 1936
|Preceded by||Park Trammell|
|Succeeded by||Charles O. Andrews|
|Member of the Florida House of Representatives|
|Born||September 14, 1878|
Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.
|Died||September 22, 1953 (aged 75)|
Highlands, North Carolina, U.S.
Born in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama; moved to Pensacola, Florida, with his parents in 1887; attended the public schools and Washington and Lee University School of Law at Lexington, Virginia; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1899 and commenced practice in Pensacola, Fla.; member of the Florida House of Representatives 1903-1905; prosecuting attorney of Escambia County, Florida 1904-1917; moved to Jacksonville, Florida, in 1917 to continue the practice of law; member of the Attorney General's Advisory Committee on Crime 1934; president of the American Bar Association 1934; general counsel for the Florida East Coast Railway 1931-1941 and for a variety of other transportation-related businesses; businessman with interests in railroads, shipping, and newspapers; appointed on May 26, 1936, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Park Trammell and served from May 26 to November 3, 1936, when a successor was elected; was not a candidate for election to fill the vacancy; resumed the practice of law in Jacksonville, Fla., until his death in Highlands, North Carolina; interment in Oaklawn Cemetery, Jacksonville, Fla.