Thomas B. Scott

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Thomas B. Scott (February 8, 1829 – October 7, 1886) was President Pro Tem of the Wisconsin State Senate.

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Biography

Scott was born on February 8, 1829 in Roxburghshire, Scotland. He apparently settled in Dekorra, Wisconsin in 1848 and what is now Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin in 1851. He was involved in the lumbering business. [1] [2] Scott married Ann E. Neeves and they had four children. He died of Bright's disease on October 7, 1886. [2] [3]

Career

Scott was a member of the Senate from 1873 to 1882. [4] He was President Pro Tem for two terms. Other positions he held include County Clerk and County Treasurer of Wood County, Wisconsin, a delegate to the 1880 Republican National Convention and Mayor of Merrill, Wisconsin. The town of Scott in Lincoln County was named in his honor. [5]

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References

  1. "Thomas B. Scott". The Neenah Daily Times. Neenah, WI. October 9, 1886. p. 1. Retrieved November 26, 2021 via Newspapers.com. Open Access logo PLoS transparent.svg
  2. 1 2 "The Death of Thomas B. Scott". Janesville Daily Gazette. Janesville, WI. October 8, 1886. p. 1. Retrieved November 26, 2021 via Newspapers.com. Open Access logo PLoS transparent.svg
  3. "Scott, Sr., Thomas B." WIGenWeb. Retrieved 2015-09-29.
  4. "Biographical Sketches" (PDF). Wisconsin Blue Book 1882. p. 532. Retrieved 2015-09-29.
  5. Callary, Edward (2016). Place Names of Wisconsin. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press. p. 248. ISBN   978-0-299-30964-0.