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John Morin Scott


 

Sessions

Session Office Position District Party
1899-1900 6 Republican
1901-1902 President Pro Tempore 6 Republican
1903-1904 6 Republican
1905-1906 6 Republican
1907-1908 2 Republican
 Counties   Philadelphia

Biography

09/19/1858 - 10/03/1945

John Morin Scott (R6) Philadelphia (part) 1899-1906 (R2) Philadelphia (part) 1907-1908

Early Life:

John Morin Scottborn, September 19, 1858, city of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; son of Lewis Allaire and Frances Anna Wistar Scott; Episcopal Academy; University of Pennsylvania Law School; lawyer, 1881-1945; member, 8th Ward school board; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1887-18901887-1890; not a candidate for reelection, 1890, elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1893-1898; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1899-1908, elected, President pro tempore of the Senate at the close of the session of 1901 and re- elected in January 1903; resigned, September 29, 1908; prothonotary, Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County, 1924-1945; married, Anna Ferris Barker Scott, 1888; died, October 3, 1945, city of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interment, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:

Life member, Historical Society of Pennsylvania; member, Numismatic and Antiquarian Societies; member, Pennsylvania Society; member, Sons of the Revolution of the Pennsylvania Commandery of the Military Order of Foreign Wars; Pennsylvania Commandery of the Society of Colonial Wars. Board member, American Academy of Music; director, Northern Liberties Gas Company; director, Pennsylvania Salt Manufacturing Company.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1887-1890; not a candidate for reelection, 1890.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1893-1898.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 6th district, Philadelphia (part), 1899-1906; elected, President pro tempore of the Senate at the close of the session of 1901 and re- elected in January 1903; committee assignments, regular and extraordinary session, 1906, Corporations, Exposition Affairs, Finance (Chairman), Judiciary General, Law and Order, Railroads.    

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 2nd district, Philadelphia (part), 1907-1910; resigned, September 29, 1908; committee assignments, Corporations, Finance (Chairman), Judiciary General, Judiciary Special, Law and Order, Railroads.    

Prothonotary, Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County, 1924-1945.

Cited:

Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1906) Cochran, T.B., (Editor) Miller, H.P. (Assistant Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 823, 829-834, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 804.

Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1907) Cochran, T.B., (Editor) Miller, H.P. (Assistant Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 815, 822-824, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 796.

The Pennsylvania Manual, (1909). Miller, H.P., (Compiler). Baker, W.H., (Assistant Compiler). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 942.

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