Scott Ferris

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Scott Ferris
Scott Ferris.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Oklahoma's 6th district
In office
November 16, 1907 – March 3, 1921
Personal details
Born November 3, 1877 (1877-11-03)
Neosho, Missouri
Died June 8, 1945 (1945-06-09) (aged 67)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Citizenship  United States
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Grace Hobbert Ferris
Alma mater Kansas City School of Law
Profession Attorney

politician

oilman

farmer

Religion Protestant

Scott Ferris (November 3, 1877 - June 8, 1945) was a U.S. Representative from Oklahoma.

Early life[edit]

Ferris was born in Neosho, Missouri to Scott and Annie M. Ferris.[1] He attended the public schools and was graduated from Newton County High School in 1897 and from the Kansas City School of Law in 1901.[2] He was admitted to the bar in 1901 and commenced practice in Lawton, Oklahoma, the same year.[2] In 1906, he married Grace Hobbert.[3]

Career[edit]

Upon the admission of Oklahoma as a State into the Union, Ferris was elected as a Democrat to the 60th Congress.[2] He was reelected to the 61st and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from November 16, 1907, until March 3, 1921.[2] He served as chairman of the Committee on Public Lands (62nd through 65th Congresses).[2]

Ferris served as member of the territorial Oklahoma House of Representatives in 1904 and 1905. Upon the admission of Oklahoma as a State into the Union, Ferris was elected as a Democrat to the 60th Congress. He was reelected to the 61st and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from November 16, 1907, until March 3, 1921.[4] He served as chairman of the Committee on Public Lands (62nd through 65th Congresses). He did not seek renomination as a Representative, but was an unsuccessful candidate for Senator.[3] He won the Democratic primary against incumbent Thomas P. Gore but was defeated in the general election by Republican John W. Harreld, receiving 45 percent of the vote.

In 1912 and in 1916 Ferris served as delegate to the Democratic National Conventions.[2] He moved to New York City and engaged in the oil business from 1921 to 1924. Returning to Oklahoma in 1925, he served as Democratic National Committeeman from Oklahoma from 1924 to 1940. He resumed the practice of law; engaged in the oil business and also in agricultural pursuits.

Death[edit]

Ferris died in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla., June 8, 1945 (age 67 years, 217 days). He is interredt at Rose Hill Burial Park, Oklahoma City.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture - Ferris, Scott (accessed May 11, 2010).
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Ferris, Scott," Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress
  3. ^ a b c "Scott Ferris," Politicalgraveyard.com (accessed May 11, 2010).
  4. ^ "Scott Ferris". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 24 May 2013. 

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