John Scott (representative)

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John Scott
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United States House of Representatives
In office
1829–1831
Preceded by John Mitchell
Succeeded by Robert Allison
Personal details
Born December 25, 1784
Marsh Creek, Pennsylvania
Died September 22, 1850
Alexandria, Pennsylvania
Political party Jacksonian
Spouse(s) Agnes Irvine Scott
Children Susan Scott
John Scott
James Irvin Scott
George Washington Scott
William Scott
Mary Irvin Scott
Alfred Scott
Profession Politician, Tanner, Shoemaker


John Scott (December 25, 1784 – September 22, 1850) was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

John Scott (father of Pennsylvania Senator John Scott and of the 1868 candidate for Governor of Florida, George Washington Scott) was born at Marsh Creek, Pennsylvania, near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. He moved to Alexandria, Pennsylvania, in 1806 and was engaged as tanner and shoemaker. He served as major in the War of 1812. He was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1819 and 1820.

Scott was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Twenty-second Congress. He resumed his former business pursuits and retired from business in 1842. He died in Alexandria, Pennsylvania in 1850. He was interred in Alexandria Cemetery.

Scott married Agnes Irvine in 1821, Agnes is the namesake of Agnes Scott College in Decatur Georgia.

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Preceded by
John Mitchell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 12th congressional district

1829–1831
Succeeded by
Robert Allison