Abram M. Scott

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Abram Marshall Scott
Abram M. Scott (Mississippi Governor).jpg
7th Governor of Mississippi
In office
January 9, 1832 – June 12, 1833
Lieutenant Fountain Winston (1832)
Office abolished (1832–1833)
Preceded by Gerard Brandon
Succeeded by Charles Lynch
5th Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi
In office
January 1828 – January 9, 1832
Governor Gerard Brandon
Preceded by Gerard Brandon
Succeeded by Fountain Winston
Member of the Mississippi State Senate
In office
1822
In office
1826–1827
Personal details
Born 1785 (1785)
Edgefield County, Province of South Carolina
Died (aged 47–48)
Jackson, Mississippi

Abram Marshall Scott (1785 – June 12, 1833) was a National Republican Mississippi politician born in Edgefield County in the Province of South Carolina. He was an early settler of Wilkinson County, Mississippi and was instrumental in founding the town of Woodville, Mississippi. He held a number of local political offices there before his election to the senate. He served in the state senate in 1822 and 1826–1827. In 1832, he was sworn in as seventh Governor of Mississippi and served until his death by cholera on June 12, 1833. He is buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Jackson, Mississippi.

Charles Lynch succeeded him in office. Scott County, Mississippi is named in his honor.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Gerard C. Brandon
Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi
1828–1832
Succeeded by
Fountain Winston
Preceded by
Gerard Brandon
Governor of Mississippi
1832–1833
Succeeded by
Charles Lynch