SCOTT, Byron Nicholson

SCOTT, Byron Nicholson
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1903–1991

Biography

SCOTT, Byron Nicholson, a Representative from California; born in Council Grove, Morris County, Kans., March 21, 1903; attended the public schools; was graduated from the University of Kansas at Lawrence in 1924, from the University of Southern California at Los Angeles in 1930, and from the National University School of Law in 1949; taught school at Tucson, Ariz., 1924-1926; moved to Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif., in 1926 and taught school until 1934; delegate to the California Democratic State Conventions 1934-1940; delegate to the Democratic National Convention at Philadelphia in 1936; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth and Seventy-fifth Congresses (January 3, 1935-January 3, 1939); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1938 to the Seventy-sixth Congress and for election in 1940 to the Seventy-seventh Congress; secretary of the California State Highway Commission in 1939 and 1940; engaged in the construction business in 1941 and 1942; served with the War Production Board in Washington, D.C., 1942-1945; admitted to the District of Columbia bar in 1949 and practiced law in Washington, D.C., until his retirement in 1979; was a resident of Sun City, Calif., until his death on December 21, 1991.

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

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External Research Collections

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Papers: 1957, 0.2 linear foot. The papers of Byron Nicholson Scott contain correspondence, memoranda, court brief, newspaper clippings, and magazine articles relating to his defense of William H. Taylor, specialist at the International Monetary Fund and U.S. Treasury Dept., who was accused of espionage by former Soviet spy turned defector, Elizabeth Bentley, in a case heard primarily before the International Organizations Employee Loyalty Board.

University of Virginia
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library

Charlottesville, VA
Papers: In the Veterans of Future Wars Papers, 1936, 2 items. The papers include a poster for an upcoming rally at which Rep. Byron N. Scott would be the main speaker.
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