|Associate Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court|
January 17, 1809 –July 25, 1815
|Preceded by||Samuel H. Huntington|
|Succeeded by||Jessup Nash Couch|
|Member of the OhioHouseofRepresentatives |
from the Ross County district
December 4, 1815 –December 1, 1816
|Preceded by||John McDougall|
|Succeeded by||William Vance|
|Born||October 31, 1772|
|Died||February 13, 1856 83) (aged|
|Resting place||Grandview Cemetery|
Thomas Scott (October 31, 1772 – February 13, 1856) was Clerk of the Ohio State Senate from 1803 to 1809 and an Ohio Supreme Court Judge from 1809 to 1816.
Thomas Scott was born at Oldtown, Frederick (now Allegany) County, Maryland.At age eighteen, he was ordained to preach in the Methodist church and, in 1793, was placed in charge of the Ohio circuit. In May 1796, he married Catherine Wood. He learned the art of tailoring, and studied law under James Brown of Lexington, Kentucky. He practiced in Flemingsburgh, Kentucky in 1799 and 1800.
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William C. Schenck
| Clerk of the Senate|