Lon A. Scott
|Lon Allen Scott|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 8th district
March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1923
|Preceded by||Thetus W. Sims|
|Succeeded by||Gordon Browning|
|Born||September 25, 1888
Wayne County, Tennessee
|Died||February 11, 1931 (aged 42)
|Alma mater||Cumberland University|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Battles/wars||First World War|
Scott was born on September 25, 1888 on a farm near Cypress Inn in Wayne County, Tennessee. He moved with his parents to Savannah, Tennessee in Hardin County. He attended the public schools and Savannah (Tennessee) Institute. He graduated from the law department of Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee in 1915.
Enngaging in mercantile pursuits, the real estate, and the lumber business, Scott also became a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, and served in that capacity from 1913 to 1917. He served as the minority floor leader in 1915 and 1917. He represented Tennessee in the prosecution of Attorney General Estes in an impeachment proceeding before the Tennessee Senate.
Elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress, Scott served from March 4, 1921 to March 3, 1923. He was an unsuccessful candidate for re-election in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress. He resumed his former business pursuits and resided in Savannah, Tennessee until his death.
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