Leslie M. Scott

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Leslie M. Scott
Oregon State Treasurer
In office
January 6, 1941 – January 3, 1949
GovernorCharles A. Sprague
Earl Snell
John H. Hall
Preceded byWalter Pearson
Succeeded byWalter Pearson
Personal details
BornFebruary 18, 1878
Portland, Oregon
DiedDecember 18, 1968 (aged 90)
Portland, Oregon
Political partyRepublican

Leslie M. Scott (February 18, 1878 – December 18, 1968)[1][2] was an American historian, newspaper publisher and Republican politician in Oregon. He served as Oregon State Treasurer from 1941-1949.[3] He served as acting Governor of Oregon for a period in 1948.[4] He was also president of the Portland, Oregon Chamber of Commerce.[5]

He served as chairman of the Oregon Historical Quarterly and served more than 40 years on the board of the Oregon Historical Society.[6]

Scott and his father, Oregonian editor Harvey W. Scott, compiled the six-volume A History of the Oregon Country.[7] Leslie Scott served on the board of The Oregonian starting in 1939.[8] In 1940, he was elected as a Republican to the office of State Treasurer, taking office on January 6, 1941.[9] Scott won re-election to a second four-year term in 1944, and then left office on January 3, 1949.[9]

His house in Portland, the Leslie M. Scott House, built circa 1910, is on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).[10] The NRHP-listed Coleman-Scott House is also associated with Scott.[6]


  1. ^ Family Search.com Family Group Record
  2. ^ Family Search.com Individual Record[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard, Index to Politicians: Scott, K to N
  4. ^ http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=12924 The American Presidency Project, Harry S. Truman, Rear Platform and Other Informal Remarks in Oregon. June 11, 1948
  5. ^ "Portland Saga". Time. 3 October 1938. Retrieved 2007-06-20.
  6. ^ a b Historic Irvington: The Coleman-Scott House Archived 2007-09-28 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Scott, Harvey W.; Scott, Leslie M. (1924). History of the Oregon Country - 6 Volumes. Cambridge: Riverside Press. p. 187. OCLC 6608313. Lay summaryThe Washington Historical Quarterly - Vol 16 No 2 Pages: 146-148 By: F.G. Young (April 1925).
  8. ^ "Twins and Trusts". Time. 13 February 1939. Retrieved 2007-06-20.
  9. ^ a b Oregon State Treasury Administrative Overview. Oregon Secretary of State. Retrieved on March 26, 2008.
  10. ^ Oregon National Register List

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Political offices
Preceded by
Walter E. Pearson
Treasurer of Oregon
Succeeded by
Walter J. Pearson