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city manager , librarian , Army officer

Donald Lavern Scott, American City manager, former army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star (6), Meritorious Svc. medal. Board of directors Atlanta Convention and Business Bureau, since 1991; advisor Jimmy Carter's Atlanta Project, 1992; member 100 Blackmen, Atlanta, 1992. Member Association United States Army, Atlanta Chamber C., Kappa Alpha Psi (reporter 1980-1982).


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


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


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.


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).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golf, reading, jogging.


Married Betty Jean Forte, March 3, 1962. Children: Jeffrey Jerome, Merriell Edward Lavern.

William Edward Scott

Amanda Beatrice (Dant) Scott

Betty Jean Forte

Merriell Edward Lavern Scott

Jeffrey Jerome Scott