Lon Allen SCOTT, Congress, TN (1888-1931)


SCOTT, Lon Allen, a Representative from Tennessee; born on a farm near Cypress Inn, Wayne County, Tenn., September 25, 1888; moved with his parents to Savannah, Hardin County, Tenn.; attended the public schools and Savannah (Tenn.) Institute; was graduated from the law department of Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn., in 1915; engaged in mercantile pursuits and the real estate and lumber business; member of the State house of representatives 1913-1917 and served as minority floor leader in 1915 and 1917; represented Tennessee in the prosecution of Attorney General Estes in an impeachment proceeding before the State senate; resigned as a State representative and enlisted as a private in the United States Marine Corps during the First World War; was promoted to a lieutenancy; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1923); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress; resumed his former business pursuits and resided in Savannah, Tenn., until his death there on February 11, 1931; interment in Savannah Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present