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Hugh Scott, American former senator, retired lawyer. Bar: Virginia bar 1921, Pennsylvania bar 1922.


Scott, Hugh was born on November 11, 1900 in Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States. Son of Hugh D. and Jane Lee (Lewis) Scott.


AB, Randolph-Macon College, 1919. Doctor of Laws, Randolph-Macon College, 1955. Postgraduate, University Pennsylvania, 1917.

Bachelor of Laws, University Virginia, 1922. Doctor of Humane Letters, La Salle University, 1955. Doctor of Laws, Dickinson College, 1959.

Doctor of Laws, Temple University, 1959. Doctor of Laws, Ursinus College, 1960. Doctor of Laws, Philadelphia Textile Institute, 1960.

Doctor of Laws, Washington and Jefferson College, 1961. Doctor of Laws, Lebanon Valley College, 1962. Doctor of Laws, Lincoln University, 1963.

Doctor of Laws, Westminster College, 1964. Doctor of Laws, University Pennsylvania, 1966. Doctor of Laws, Waynesburg College, 1966.

Doctor of Laws, Franklin and Marshall College, 1966. Doctor of Laws, Lehigh University, 1968. Doctor of Laws, Albright College, 1969.

Doctor of Laws, Hanover College, 1969. Doctor of Laws, Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital, 1969. Doctor of Laws, Gettysburg College, 1970.

Doctor of Laws, Drexel University, 1970. Doctor of Laws, Lafayette University, 1971. Doctor of Laws, Dropsie University, 1971.

Doctor of Laws, York College of Pennsylvania, 1972. Doctor of Laws, William Jewell College, 1976. Doctor in Public Administration, Suffolk University, 1959.

Doctor of Letters, Philadelphia College Osteopathy, 1960. Doctor of Science, Delaware Valley College, 1963. Data Control Language, Susquehanna University, 1966.

Data Control Language, Union College, 1967. Doctor of Humane Letters, Thomas Jefferson University, 1970. Doctor of Humane Letters, Hebrew Union College, 1973.

Doctor of Laws, Rutgers University, 1986.


Private practice, Philadelphiaprivate practice, Washington, 1987;retired, 1987;assistant district attorney, Philadelphia County, 1926-1941;member 77th-78th, 79th-85th Congresses, 6th District Pennsylvaniamember policy committee, member, United States Senate, Pennsylvania, 1959-1977;representative minority leader, United States Senate, Pennsylvania, 1969-1977;member committees on foreign relations, judiciary, rules, administration, minority policy committee, Civil War Centennial Commissionvice chairman, Senate Commission Art and Antiquities. Vice chairman United States delegate Interparliamentary Union.


  • Bar: Virginia bar 1921, Pennsylvania bar 1922.



Member board visitors Naval Academy, 1948, University Virginia, 1971-1979. Board regents Smithsonian Institution, United States Coast Guard Academy, 1963. Chairman board visitors Merchant Marine Academy, 1959.

Board directors Georgetown Center Strategic Studies. Member Oriental art committee Philadelphia Museum Art. Trustee emeritus Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia.

Chairman Youth for Understanding. Member Board Foreign Scholarships, 1977-1979. Chairman Republican National Committee, 1948-1949.

Chairman regional organization committee Eisenhower campaign, 1952. Chairman Eisenhower headquarters committee, member rules committee, 1954. General counsel National Committee, 1955-1960.

Counselor Former Members Congress. Member advisory council New Leadership Fund. Chairman United States Senate Study Group, 1982.

Member advisory committee United States-Japan Foundation. Trustee Foundation for Hospital and Home Care. With United States Navy, World World War II.

From lieutenant to captain United States Naval Reserve. Fellow American Bar Foundation (honorary). Member American Bar Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Philadelphia Bar Association, American Legion, Amvets, Friendly Sons St. Patrick, Pennsylvania Society (New York ), Chinese Art Society of America, Sons of the Revolution, Baronial Order Magna Carta, Military Order of the Crusades, Alpha Chi Rho (national president 1942-1946), Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Kappa Alpha, Phi Alpha Delta, Alpha Zeta, Phi Kappa Sigma.

Clubs: Penn, Capitol Hill, Army and Navy, Union League Philadelphia Lodges: Lions (Germantown), Kiwanis (honorary).


Son of Hugh D. and Jane Lee (Lewis) S. M. Marian Huntington Chase, April 12, 1924 (deceased June 1987). 1 child, Marian Scott Concannon.

Hugh D. Scott

Jane Lee (Lewis) Scott

Marian Huntington Chase

Marian Scott Concannon Scott