Lon A. Scott

Lon Allen Scott
Lon A. Scott (Tennessee Congressman).jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1923
Preceded byThetus W. Sims
Succeeded byGordon Browning
Personal details
BornSeptember 25, 1888 (1888-09-25)
Wayne County, Tennessee
DiedFebruary 11, 1931 (1931-02-12) (aged 42)
Savannah, Tennessee
Citizenship United States
Political partyRepublican
Alma materCumberland University



Military service
AllegianceUnited States United States of America
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
RankPrivate lieutenant
Battles/warsFirst World War

Lon Allen Scott (September 25, 1888 – February 11, 1931) was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives for the 8th congressional district of Tennessee.


Scott was born on September 25, 1888 on a farm near Cypress Inn in Wayne County, Tennessee. He moved with his parents to Savannah, Tennessee in Hardin County. He attended the public schools and Savannah (Tennessee) Institute. He graduated from the law department of Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee in 1915.

Enngaging in mercantile pursuits, the real estate, and the lumber business, Scott also became a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, and served in that capacity from 1913 to 1917. He served as the minority floor leader in 1915 and 1917. He represented Tennessee in the prosecution of Attorney General Estes in an impeachment proceeding before the Tennessee Senate.[1]

Scott resigned as a state representative to as a private during the First World War. He was later promoted to a lieutenancy.[2]

Elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress, Scott served from March 4, 1921 to March 3, 1923.[3] He was an unsuccessful candidate for re-election in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress. He resumed his former business pursuits and resided in Savannah, Tennessee until his death.


Scott died in Savannah on February 11, 1931. He is interred at Savannah Cemetery.[4]


  1. ^ "Lon A. Scott". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Lon A. Scott". genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Lon A. Scott". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Lon A. Scott". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 5 May 2013.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thetus W. Sims
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 8th congressional district

Succeeded by
Gordon Browning