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Donald Lavern Scott

Donald Lavern Scott, American city manager, librarian, former army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star (6), Meritorious Service medal.

Background

  • Scott, Donald Lavern was born on February 8, 1938 in Hunnewell, Missouri, United States. Son of William Edward and Amanda Beatrice (Dant) Scott.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Graphic Arts, Lincoln University, 1960. Master of Arts in Counseling and Human Development, Troy State University, 1982.

    Career

    • Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Army, 1960, advanced through grades to brigadier general, 1991. Battalion Commander 3d Battalion, 47th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington, 1978-1980. Professor military science Tuskegee (Alabama) University, 1980-1981.

      Deputy inspector general United States Army Europe, Heidleberg, Federal Republic Germany, 1982-1983. Commander Hohenfels (Germany) Training Center, 1983-1985. Inspector general VII United States Corps, Stuttgart, Federal Republic Germany, 1985-1986.

      Assistant division Commander 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, 1986-1988. Chief of staff 2d United States Army, Fort Gillem, Georgia, 1988-1991. Retired United States Army, 1991.

      Chief of staff City of Atlanta, 1991, chief operating officer, since 1991. Director, founder AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps, 1993—1996. Member Five Star Council, Veterans History Project, since 1996.

    Membership

    Board directors Atlanta Convention and Business Bureau, since 1991. Advisor Jimmy Carter's Atlanta Project, 1992. Member 100 Blackmen, Atlanta, 1992.

    Deputy Library. of Congress, since 1996. Member Leg. Branch Council Chief Administration Officers, since 1996. Member Association United States Army, Atlanta Chamber C., Kappa Alpha Psi (reporter 1980-1982).

    Personality

    Interests

    Golf, reading, jogging.

    Connections

    • Married Betty Jean Forte, March 3, 1962. Children: Jeffrey Jerome, Merriell Edward Lavern.
    • father: William Edward Scott
    • mother: Amanda Beatrice (Dant) Scott
    • spouse: Betty Jean Forte
    • children: Jeffrey Jerome Scott
    • Merriell Edward Lavern Scott
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    Born February 8, 1938
    • 1960
      Lincoln University
    • 1982
      Troy State University
    • 1960
      Commissioned 2nd lieutenant United States Army
    • 1978 - 1980
      battalion Commander 3d Battalion
      Washington, United States
    • 1980 - 1981
      professor, military science Tuskegee (Alabama) University
    • 1982 - 1983
      deputy inspector general United States Army Europe
    • 1983 - 1985
      Commander Hohenfels (Germany) Training Center
    • 1985 - 1986
      inspector general VII United States Corps
      Stuttgart, Arkansas, United States
    • 1986 - 1988
      assistant, division Commander 1st Cavalry Division
      Texas, United States
    • 1988 - 1991
      chief of staff 2d United States Army
      Georgia
    • 1991
      Commissioned 2nd lieutenant United States Army
    • 1991
      retired, United States Army
    • 1991
      chief of staff City of Atlanta
    • 1991
      chief of staff City of Atlanta
    • 1993 - 1996
      director
    • 1996
      member, Five Star Council
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