John Scott (Missouri Politician)
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John Scott Missouri Politician

From 1916's Missouri's Struggle for Statehood, 1804-1821 by Floyd Calvin Shoemaker

John Scott (May 18, 1782 - October 1, 1861) was a Delegate and a U.S. Representative from Missouri.

Born in Hanover County, Virginia in 1782,[1] Scott moved with his parents to Indiana Territory in 1802. He was graduated from Princeton College in 1805. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, in 1806. He presented credentials as a Delegate-elect to the Fourteenth Congress from the Territory of Missouri and served from August 6, 1816, to January 13, 1817, when the election was declared illegal and the seat vacant.

Scott was elected as a Delegate to the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Congresses and served from August 4, 1817, to March 3, 1821. Upon the admission of Missouri as a State into the Union, John Scott was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Seventeenth Congress, reelected as an Adams-Clay Republican to the Eighteenth Congress, and elected as an Adams candidate to the Nineteenth Congress and served from August 10, 1821, to March 3, 1827. He served as chairman of the Committee on Public Lands (Nineteenth Congress). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1826 to the Twentieth Congress. He resumed the practice of law. He died in Ste. Genevieve, in Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri, on October 1, 1861.

References

  • United States Congress. "John Scott (id: S000176)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Rufus Easton
Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri Territory's at-large congressional district

August 6, 1816 - January 13, 1817
Succeeded by
Seat vacant
Preceded by
Seat vacant
Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri Territory's at-large congressional district

August 4, 1817 - March 3, 1821
Succeeded by
Statehood achieved
Preceded by
(none)
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's at-large congressional district

August 10, 1821 - March 3, 1827
Succeeded by
Edward Bates



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