Scott Loftin

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Scott Marion Loftin
United States Senator
from Florida
In office
May 26, 1936 – November 3, 1936
Preceded byPark Trammell
Succeeded byCharles O. Andrews
Member of the Florida House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1878-09-14)September 14, 1878
Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.
DiedSeptember 22, 1953(1953-09-22) (aged 75)
Highlands, North Carolina, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic

Scott Marion Loftin (September 14, 1878 – September 22, 1953) was a U.S. Senator from Florida who served as a Democrat in 1936.

Born in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama; moved to Pensacola, Florida, with his parents in 1887; attended the public schools and Washington and Lee University School of Law at Lexington, Virginia; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1899 and commenced practice in Pensacola, Fla.; member of the Florida House of Representatives 1903-1905; prosecuting attorney of Escambia County, Florida 1904-1917; moved to Jacksonville, Florida, in 1917 to continue the practice of law; member of the Attorney General's Advisory Committee on Crime 1934; president of the American Bar Association 1934; general counsel for the Florida East Coast Railway 1931-1941 and for a variety of other transportation-related businesses; businessman with interests in railroads, shipping, and newspapers; appointed on May 26, 1936, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Park Trammell and served from May 26 to November 3, 1936, when a successor was elected; was not a candidate for election to fill the vacancy; resumed the practice of law in Jacksonville, Fla., until his death in Highlands, North Carolina; interment in Oaklawn Cemetery, Jacksonville, Fla.


U.S. Senate
Preceded by
Park Trammell
United States Senator (Class 1) from Florida
Succeeded by
Charles O. Andrews
  • United States Congress. "Scott Loftin (id: L000400)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.