Leroy Scott

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Leroy Scott
Leroy Scott 1919.jpg
Scott in a 1919 ad
Born (1875-05-11)May 11, 1875
Fairmont, Indiana
Died July 21, 1929(1929-07-21) (aged 54)
Merrill, New York
Nationality United States
Occupation Writer
Known for Novels, Screenplays
Spouse(s) Miriam Finn

Leroy Scott (1875–1929) was an American writer of novels and screenplays.

Biography[edit]

Scott was born in Fairmount, Indiana 11 May 1875. His father was a minister with the Religious Society of Friends. He graduated from Indiana University in 1897. His writing career began with three years experience as a reporter; he worked at a Louisiana newspaper owned by his brother.[1] Later (1900–01) he became assistant editor of the Woman’s Home Companion.

Scott was a social activist. In 1902–3 he was assistant headworker at the University Settlement House. It is there that he met and later married on 27 Jun 1904 Miriam Finn,[2] a Russian Jewish writer,[3] with whom he had a daughter. Around this time Scott was an officer of the Intercollegiate Socialist Society, of which he was a founder.[1] Scott had come to University Settlement after Hull House experience. After his settlement experience, Scott and his wife came to live at the "A-Club", a cooperative, and a "radical center." [4]

In 1906, Scott helped arrange accommodations for Maxim Gorky during his visit to the United States.[5] In 1907 Scott and his wife visited Russia.[6]

To research his book about labor relations, The Walking Delegate (1905), Scott Joined the Structural Iron Workers Union.[7]

In addition to novels, Scott became involved in the movie industry, where he accumulated numerous writing credits, as well as an acting credit in one film. When Goldwyn Pictures determined a need to produce movies in New York as well as on the west coast, Scott's Partners of the Night was chosen as the first work.[8]

Scott drowned in Lake Chateaugay, near Plattsburg, New York on 21 July 1929.[9]

Works[edit]

  • Children of the whirlwind
  • The walking delegate (1905)
  • To him that hath (1907)
  • The shears of destiny (1910)
  • Vocations, ed. William DeWitt Hyde. Hall and Locke Company. Boston. Vol. 1. The Mechanic Arts. Richard C. Maclauren ed. (1911). “Selden’s Explosion Buggy”. p. 343
  • Counsel for the defense (1912)
  • No. 13 Washington Square (1914)
  • Graft (1915)
  • Partners of the night (1916)
  • The Sturdy Oak; a composite novel of American politics by fourteen American authors (ch xiv) (1917)
  • Mary Regan (1918)
  • A Daughter of Two Worlds: A Novel of New York Life (1919)
  • Cordelia the Magnificent (1923)
  • The heart of Katie O”Doone (1925)
  • Folly’s Gold (1926)
  • The Trail of Glory (1926)
  • The living dead man (1929)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dictionary of American Biography (Vol. VIII). 1935. p. 496. 
  2. ^ Lehman, Marjorie (1 Mar 2009). "Miriam Finn Scott". Jewish Women; a comprehensive historical encyclopedia. Retrieved 17 Jan 2011. 
  3. ^ Richman, George J. (1916). History of Hancock County, Indiana; its people, industries and institutions. Greenfield, IN: Wm. Mitchell Printing Co. p. 432. 
  4. ^ McFarland, Gerald W. (2001). Inside Greenwich Village: A New York City Neighborhood, 1898-1918. University of Massachusetts Press. p. 127. ISBN 1-55849-502-9. 
  5. ^ Yedlin, Tovah (1999). Maxim Gorky: a political biography. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers. p. 73. ISBN 0-275-96605-4. 
  6. ^ "Notable books in the presses ... Leroy Scott’s To Him that Hath". The New York Times. 22 June 1907. Retrieved 20 Jan 2011. 
  7. ^ "Our Own Times". The Reader. Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company. 6: 456. 1905. Retrieved 17 Jan 2011. 
  8. ^ "Goldwyn Soon Producing in East". Motion Picture News. 20-24: 3613. 15 Nov 1919. Retrieved 17 Jan 2011. 
  9. ^ "Milestones". Time Magazine. 29 Jul 1929. Retrieved 16 Jan 2011. 

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