Charles Frederick Scott
Born near Iola, Kansas, Scott attended the common schools. He was graduated from the University of Kansas at Lawrence in 1881. He went to Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona, and was engaged chiefly in clerical work. He returned to Iola, Kansas, in 1882 and edited the Iola Register. He was appointed regent of the University in 1891–1900. He served as member of the State senate 1892–1896.
Scott was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-seventh and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1901 – March 4, 1911). He served as chairman of the Committee on Agriculture (Sixtieth and Sixty-first Congresses). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress. He was appointed one of five delegates to the International Institute of Agriculture at Rome in 1911. Lectured on Chautauqua platform in 1913, 1915, and 1916. He served as delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1916 and 1932. He was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate in 1918 and again in 1928. He resumed newspaper work until his death in Iola, Kansas, on September 18, 1938. He was interred in Iola Cemetery.
This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
James W. Wadsworth
|Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee