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Scott Leavitt

Was a U.S representative from Montana. He served as chairman of the House Committee on Indian Affairs.

Background

  • Born in Elk Rapids, Antrim County, Mich., June 16, 1879; moved with his father to Bellaire, Mich., in 1881;

  • Education

    • attended the public schools; while in high school enlisted in the Thirty-third Regiment, Michigan Volunteer Infantry, during the Spanish-American War, and served in the campaign at Santiago, Cuba;

      Attended the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

    Career

    • Moved to Oregon in 1901 and took up a homestead in the Coast Range Mountains near Falls City; school principal in Falls City, North Yamhill, Dayton, and Lakeview, Oreg., 1901-1907; entered the Forest Service as a ranger at Fremont National Forest in Oregon in 1907 and served in Minnesota and Montana until 1917; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1923-March 3, 1933); chairman, Committee on

      Indian Affairs (Sixty-ninth through Seventy-first Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress and for election in 1934 to the United States Senate; delegate to the Republican National

      Convention in 1932; again became connected with the Forest Service at Milwaukee, Wis., in 1935; commander-in-chief of the United Spanish War Veterans 1936-1937; retired from the Forest Service in 1941 and moved to Newberg, Oreg., where he died October 19, 1966; interment in Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Oreg.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican Party

    Religion

    Denomination: Protestant

    Scott Leavitt
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    Died October 19, 1966
    (aged 87)
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    • 1935 - 1941
      Forest Service ranger, the Forest Service
      Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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