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John Scott

John Scott, American farmer. member Iowa State senate, 1860; Member State senate in 1886; Mason.


  • Scott, John was born on April 14, 1824 in Jefferson County, Ohio, United States. Son of John S. (of Scotch-Irish ancestry).

  • Education

    • Educated Franklin College, New Athens, O. Studied law, Steubenville, O. Admitted to practice by Supreme Court, 1845.


    • Private Kentucky mounted vols., 1846-1847. Captured at Encarnaçion with Cassius M. Clay, January 1847. Member Iowa State senate, 1860.

      Lieutenant colonel 3d Iowa infantry, 1861. Colonel 32d Iowa infantry, 1862-1864. Lieutenant governor Iowa, 1868.

      United States assessor internal revenue, 1870-1871. President State Agricultural Society, 1872-1873. President State Improved Stock Breeders’ Association, State Road Improvement Association.


    • Author: Encarnacion, or the Prisoners in Mexico. 1848
    • Hugh Scott and His Descendants. History of the Thirty-second Iowa Infantry.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Member Iowa State senate, 1860. Member State senate in 1886.


    • Married Mary S. Wright, November 24, 1863.
    • father: John S. (of Scotch-Irish Scott
    • spouse: Mary S. Wright
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    Born April 14, 1824
    Died 1903
    (aged 78)