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John Scott

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John Scott, American farmer. member Iowa State senate, 1860; Member State senate in 1886; Mason.

Background

Scott, John was born on April 14, 1824 in Jefferson County, Ohio, United States. Son of John S. (of Scotch-Irish ancestry).

Education

Educated Franklin College, New Athens, O. Studied law, Steubenville, O. Admitted to practice by Supreme Court, 1845.

Career

Private Kentucky mounted vols., 1846-1847. Captured at Encarnaçion with Cassius M. Clay, January 1847. Member Iowa State senate, 1860.

Lieutenant colonel 3d Iowa infantry, 1861. Colonel 32d Iowa infantry, 1862-1864. Lieutenant governor Iowa, 1868.

United States assessor internal revenue, 1870-1871. President State Agricultural Society, 1872-1873. President State Improved Stock Breeders’ Association, State Road Improvement Association.

Works

  • Author: Encarnacion, or the Prisoners in Mexico. 1848

  • Hugh Scott and His Descendants. History of the Thirty-second Iowa Infantry.

Membership

Member Iowa State senate, 1860. Member State senate in 1886.

Connections

Married Mary S. Wright, November 24, 1863.

father:
John S. (of Scotch-Irish Scott

spouse:
Mary S. Wright