Hugh Scott

American politician (1900-1994)

Hugh Doggett Scott Jr. (November 11, 1900 – July 21, 1994) was an American lawyer and politician. He was a member of the Republican Party. He represented Pennsylvania in the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate. He was Senate Minority Leader from 1969 to 1977.

Hugh Scott
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Senate Minority Leader
In office
September 6, 1969 – January 3, 1977
DeputyRobert Griffin
Preceded byEverett Dirksen
Succeeded byHoward Baker
Leader of the Senate Republican Conference
In office
September 6, 1969 – January 3, 1977
DeputyRobert P. Griffin
Preceded byEverett Dirksen
Succeeded byHoward Baker
Senate Minority Whip
In office
January 3, 1969 – September 6, 1969
LeaderEverett Dirksen
Preceded byThomas Kuchel
Succeeded byRobert Griffin
United States Senator
from Pennsylvania
In office
January 3, 1959 – January 3, 1977
Preceded byEdward Martin
Succeeded byJohn Heinz
Chair of the Republican National Committee
In office
June 27, 1948 – August 5, 1949
Preceded byB. Carroll Reece
Succeeded byGuy Gabrielson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 6th district
In office
January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1959
Preceded byHerbert J. McGlinchey
Succeeded byHerman Toll
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 7th district
In office
January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1945
Preceded byGeorge P. Darrow
Succeeded byJames Wolfenden
Personal details
Born
Hugh Doggett Scott Jr.

(1900-11-11)November 11, 1900
Fredericksburg, Virginia, U.S.
DiedJuly 21, 1994(1994-07-21) (aged 93)
Falls Church, Virginia, U.S.
Resting placeArlington National Cemetery
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Marian Huntington Chase (1924–1987)
Children1 daughter
EducationRandolph-Macon College (BA)
University of Virginia (LL.B.)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
United States Navy Reserve
Years of service
  • 1917–1918 (Army)
  • 1940–1946 (Navy)
RankCadet (Army)
Commander (Navy)
Battles/warsWorld War I
World War II

Scott died at his home in Falls Church, Virginia on July 21, 1994 from cardiac arrest at the age of 93.[1]

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