SCOTT, Hugh Doggett, Jr.

SCOTT, Hugh Doggett, Jr.
1900–1994

Biography

SCOTT, Hugh Doggett, Jr., a Representative and a Senator from Pennsylvania; born in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, Va., on November 11, 1900; attended public and private schools; graduated, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Va., 1919 and the law department of the University of Virginia at Charlottesville 1922; admitted to the bar in 1922 and commenced practice in Philadelphia, Pa.; during the First World War enrolled in the Student Reserve Offices' Training Corps and the Students' Army Training Corps; assistant district attorney of Philadelphia, Pa., 1926-1941; member of the Governor's Commission on Reform of the Magistrates System 1938-1940; during the Second World War was on active duty for two years with the United States Navy with final rank of commander; author; vice president of the United States Delegation to the Interparliamentary Union; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-seventh Congress; reelected to the Seventy-eighth Congress (January 3, 1941-January 3, 1945); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1944 to the Seventy-ninth Congress; resumed the practice of law; chairman of the Republican National Committee 1948-1949; elected to the Eightieth Congress; reelected to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1947-January 3, 1959); was not a candidate for reelection but was elected in 1958 to the United States Senate; reelected in 1964 and 1970 and served from January 3, 1959, to January 3, 1977; was not a candidate for reelection in 1976; Republican whip 1969; minority leader 1969-1977; chairman, Select Committee on Secret and Confidential Documents (Ninety-second Congress); lawyer; was a resident of Washington, D.C., and later, Falls Church, Va., until his death there on July 21, 1994; interment in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Broadcast Pioneers Library
University of Maryland Hornbake Library

College Park, MD
Papers: 65 audiotapes (1966-1975) in Westinghouse Broadcasting Company collection, 1945-1981.

Gerald R. Ford Library

Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: 1974-1977. Correspondence and briefing papers. Finding aid.
Oral History: 5 pages. Concerns Ford as a Member of Congress. In William Syers collection.

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
Papers: Television scripts and tapes (1959-1967) in Joseph Sill Clark papers, 1947-1968 (bulk 1956-1968).

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Oral History: 1976. 1978. 151 pages. U.S. Capitol Historical Society, and Former Members of Congress.

Penn State University
Historical Collections and Labor Srchives

University Park, PA
Television Program: Interviewee on program Your Senator's Report, 1960-1967.

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

Harrisburg, PA
Papers: 1947-1970. 1 foot. Correspondence, campaign material, press releases, newsletters, and photographs. Finding aid.

Radcliffe College
Schlesinger Library

Cambridge, MA
Papers: In Edith Nourse Rogers papers, 1854-1961 (bulk 1881-1961).

Stanford University Libraries
Special Collections

Stanford, CA
Papers: In J. Arthur Younger papers, 1951-1968.

Temple University Libraries
Urban Archives

Philadelphia, PA
Papers: Ca. 10 letters.
Oral History: Interview with transcript in Walter Massey Phillips oral history project, 1975-1980.

University of Michigan
Bentley Historical Library

Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: Correspondence in Arthur Hendrick Vandenberg papers, 1884-1974; and Owen J. Cleary papers, 1944-1959. Finding aid.

University of Virginia
Alderman Library

Charlottesville, VA
Papers: 1925-1983. Ca. 146,200 items. Personal, law, political, and congressional files including legislative files, press relations, speeches, articles, voting record, constituent mail, and invitations, scrapbooks, cartoons, memorabilia, photographs, audiotapes, movies, phonograph records, and oral history interviews. Topics include Pennsylvania and national politics, Republican party, state and national campaigns, People's Republic of China, Watergate and Nixon's resignation, Panama Canal treaties, leadership meetings at White House, and minority leader correspondence and memos. Finding aid.
Additional Papers: Correspondence in Thomas Johnson Michie papers, 1781-1816, 1917-1967. Finding aid.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Scott, Hugh D., Jr. Come to the Party. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1968.

___. The Golden Age of Chinese Art: The Lively T'ang Dynasty. Rutland, VT: C.E. Tuttle Co., 1967.

___. How To Go Into Politics. New York: J. Day Co., 1949.

___. How To Run For Public Office, and Win! Washington: National Press, 1968.

___. Law of Bailments, with Special Reference to Pennsylvania, Containing Forms and Relevant Statutes. Philadelphia: C.M. Dixon, 1931.

___. "The Relationship of a Senator to His Constituency." In The Senate Institution, edited by Nathaniel Stone Preston, pp. 50-56. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1969.

Scott, Hugh, and Rufus King. "Rules for Congressional Committees: An Analysis of House Resolution 447." Virginia Law Review 40 (April 1954): 249-72.

U.S. Congress. Senate. Tributes to the Honorable Hugh Scott of Pennsylvania: In the United States Senate, Upon the Occasion of His Retirement from the Senate. 94th Cong., 2d. sess., 1976. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1976.

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