Thompson M. Scoon

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Thompson Maxwell Scoon (August 29, 1888 – July 27, 1953) was an American farmer and politician from New York.

New York (state) State of the United States of America

New York is a state in the Northeastern United States. New York was one of the original Thirteen Colonies that formed the United States. With an estimated 19.54 million residents in 2018, it is the fourth most populous state. To distinguish the state from the city in the state with the same name, it is sometimes called New York State.

Life

He was born on August 29, 1888, in Geneva, Ontario County, New York. He graduated from Cornell University. He was President of the Geneva Preserving Company and a director of the Geneva Trust Company. Later he engaged in farming in Seneca. [1] He married Elizabeth Bacon, and their only child was Thompson M. Scoon Jr. (1924–2003).

Geneva, New York City in New York, United States

Geneva is a city in Ontario and Seneca counties in the U.S. state of New York. It is at the northern end of Seneca Lake; all land portions of the city are within Ontario County; the water portions are in Seneca County. The population was 13,261 at the 2010 census. The city is supposedly named after the city and canton of Geneva in Switzerland. The main settlement of the Seneca was spelled Zoneshio by early white settlers, and was described as being 2 miles north of Seneca Lake.

Ontario County, New York County in the United States

Ontario County is a county in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2010 census, the population was 107,931. The county seat is Canandaigua.

Cornell University private university in Ithaca (New York, US)

Cornell University is a private and statutory Ivy League research university in Ithaca, New York. Founded in 1865 by Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White, the university was intended to teach and make contributions in all fields of knowledge—from the classics to the sciences, and from the theoretical to the applied. These ideals, unconventional for the time, are captured in Cornell's founding principle, a popular 1868 Ezra Cornell quotation: "I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study."

Scoon was for eight years Chairman of the Ontario County Civil Service Commission; and a member of the New York State Assembly (Ontario Co.) from 1951 until his death in 1953, sitting in the 168th and 169th New York State Legislatures.

New York State Assembly lower house of the New York State Legislature

The New York State Assembly is the lower house of the New York State Legislature, the New York State Senate being the upper house. There are 150 seats in the Assembly, with each of the 150 Assembly districts having an average population of 128,652. Assembly members serve two-year terms without term limits.

168th New York State Legislature

The 168th New York State Legislature, consisting of the New York State Senate and the New York State Assembly, met from January 3, 1951, to March 20, 1952, during the ninth and tenth years of Thomas E. Dewey's governorship, in Albany.

169th New York State Legislature

The 169th New York State Legislature, consisting of the New York State Senate and the New York State Assembly, met from January 7, 1953, to June 10, 1954, during the eleventh and twelfth years of Thomas E. Dewey's governorship, in Albany.

He died on July 27, 1953, [2] in Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua, New York.

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New York Assembly
Preceded by
Harry R. Marble
New York State Assembly
Ontario County

1951–1953
Succeeded by
Robert M. Quigley

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