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Larry Zant Scott

Larry Zant Scott, museum director. Named one of Outstanding Young Men of America, 1986.


  • Scott, Larry Zant was born on July 18, 1952 in Plainview, Texas, United States. Son of James Zant and Ruth Lorene (Johnston) Scott.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Texas Tech University, 1974. Master of Arts in Museum of Science, Texas Tech University, 1979.


    • Curator Museum of Big Bend Sul Ross State University, Alpine, Texas, 1979-1981. Assistant director John E. Conner Museum Texas Agricultural and Industrial University, Kingsville, 1981-1987. Assistant professor Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, since 1987, director The Kentucky Museum, since 1987.

      Assessor Museum Assessment Program, American Association Museum, Washington, since 1990. Grant reader Institute Museum Services, Washington, since 1982.


    • Co-author: Cowboy Life in the Texas Big Bend, 1979. Editorial assistant Museum Forms Manual, 1980.


    The state cannot control the church, nor should the church attempt to dominate the state. However, religious expression should be present in public life.


    The human race, with an acceptance of Christ, is destined to inherit a condition and quality of life that is beyond the imaginations of man.

    Denomination: Methodist


    The distinctive feature of the Methodist Church is that lay people are involved in decision making.


    Leader council Boy Scouts American, Alpine, 1979-1980, Bowling Green, since 1991. Member Parks Master Plan Committee City of Kingsville, 1985. Member American Association Museum's, American Association State and Local History, Southeastern Museum Conference, Kentucky Association of Museum's, Texas State History Association, Kiwanis (president Kingsville chapter 1986-1987).



    Research, collecting american cowboy and regional folk music.


    • Married Patricia Ann Finnell, October 18, 1980. Children: Randolph Zant, Amanda Kate.
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    Born July 18, 1952
    (age 65)
    • 1974
      Texas Tech University
    • 1979
      Texas Tech University
    • 1979 - 1981
      Curator Museum of Big Bend Sul Ross State University
      Alpine, California, United States
    • 1981 - 1987
      assistant, director John E. Conner Museum Texas Agricultural and Industrial University
      Kingsville, Missouri, United States
    • 1987
      assistant, professor Western Kentucky University
      Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States