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William Lindsay Scruggs, American lawyer, author.


Scruggs, William Lindsay was born on September 14, 1836 in near Knoxville, Tennessee, United States. Son of Frederick and Margaret (Kimbrough) Scruggs.


Student Strawberry Plains College, Tennessee, 1854-1857. Doctor of Laws, Furman U., South Carolina., 1907. Admitted to bar, 1858.


John Hari Singh Gour Potts, August 3, 1858 (died 1897). Chief editor Columbus (Georgia) Daily Sun, 1862-1866, Atlanta New Era, 1870-1872. Envoy Extraordinary anu Minister Plenipotentiary to Colombia, 1872-1877 and 1882-1887.

Consul general in China, 1878-1882. Envoy Extraordinary anu Minister Plenipotentiary to Venezuela, 1889-1893. Legal adviser and special agent Venezuelan Government, charged with settlement Anglo-Venezuelan boundary dispute, 1894-1898.

Brought it to arbitration, 1897.


  • Other Work

    • Author: British Aggressions in Venezuela, or the Monroe Doctrine on Trial, 1894. Official History of the Guayana Boundary Dispute, 1895. Lord Salisbury’s Mistakes, 1896.

      Fallacies of the British Blue Book, 1896. The Colombian and Venezuelan Republics (2d edition.), 1905. Evolution of American Citizenship, 1901.

      Origin and Meaning of the Monroe Doctrine, 1902. Evolution of the XIVth and 15th Amendments. Contributor to history, economics, and legal reviews.


Married Judith Ann, d.

Frederick Scruggs

Margaret (Kimbrough) Scruggs

Judith Ann