Charles Frederick Scott

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Charles F. Scott, Kansas Congressman.

Charles Frederick Scott (September 7, 1860 – September 18, 1938) was a U.S. Representative from Kansas.

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 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 1892-96.[citation needed]

Scott was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-seventh and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1901 – March 3, 1911). He served as chairman of the Committee on Agriculture (Sixtieth and Sixty-first Congresses).

Scott 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. He 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.[citation needed]

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Willis J. Bailey
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas's at-large congressional district

1901-1907
Succeeded by
Seat eliminated
Preceded by
Justin D. Bowersock
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas's 2nd congressional district

1907-1911
Succeeded by
Alexander C. Mitchell
Political offices
Preceded by
James W. Wadsworth
Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee
1907–1911
Succeeded by
John Lamb