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John Scott
John Scott (July 24 1824November 29 1896) was an Americanmarker lawyer and Republican party politician. He served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and represented Pennsylvaniamarker in the United States Senate.

Born in Alexandriamarker, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvaniamarker, John Scott attended Marshall College in Chambersburg, Pennsylvaniamarker. He practiced law in Huntingdonmarker from 1846 to 1869. He was a prosecuting attorney from 1846 to 1849. He was a member of the revenue commission in 1851. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives in 1862.

Scott was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1868, but was not a candidate for reelection in 1875. He served as Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Claims during the Forty-third Congress. He moved to Pittsburghmarker in 1875, and served as general counsel of the Pennsylvania Railroad from 1875 to 1877 and general solicitor from 1877 to 1895.

John Scott's father, also named John Scott, served in the U.S. House.

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