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healthcare system executive , state legislator

James Martin Scott, American State legislator, healthcare system executive. Recipient David and Betty Scull Public Svc. award Washington Metropolitan Coun.Govts., 1983; named Fairfax County Citizen of Year, Washington Post, 1991. President Fairfax Fair, 1988-1990; board directors Washington Area Housing Partnership, since 1990, Washington Metropolitan Council Govts., since 1993.


Scott, James Martin was born on June 11, 1938 in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. Son of Fred Sharp and Mary Ruth (Bishop) Scott.


Bachelor, University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1960. Master of Arts, University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1965. Master of Public Administration, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, 1982.


Teacher, Edison High School, Fairfax, Virginia, 1963-1964;executive director, Fairfax Community Action Program, 1966-1969;executive director, Washington Suburban Institute, Fairfax, 1969-1972;board supervisors, Fairfax County, 1972-1986;director comminuty affairs, Inova Health System, Springfield, Virginia, 1986-1990;assistant vice president, Inova Health System, Springfield, Virginia, since 1990;member, Virginia House Delegates, Richmond, since 1992. President Virginia Association Counties, Richmond, 1978-1979. Chair Northern Virginia Transportation Commission, Arlington, 1982.



The life with Christ is not only to live in the atmosphere of your local church. God made his children creative, productive, and therefore able to make the whole world a better place.


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


Every Church member should be trusted with responsibilities. In building the local Methodist groups or 'societies', they should be trained to maintain the meetings and give pastoral care and challenge to the members.


Board directors Metropolitan Washington Transit Authority, 1982—1985. Member of Metropolitan Washington Council Governments (board directors since 1993), United Way (member executive committee 1980-1984, 1989-1992).


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: sports.


Married Nancy Virginia Cromwell, November 27, 1976. Children: Catherine Virginia, Mary Alice.

Fred Sharp Scott

Mary Ruth (Bishop) Scott

Nancy Virginia Cromwell

Catherine Virginia Scott

Mary Alice Scott