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Norman B. Scott Jr. (1856-1921)
MSA SC 3520-12808


Born Norman Bruce Scott, Jr., on April 26m 1856, in Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland. Son of Catherine McPherson (b. 1821) and Dr. Norman B. Scott (1819-1905). Attended Mercersburg College, Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, 1872-1877; University of Maryland Law School, graduated 1881. Admitted to the Bar of Washington County, September, 1881. Unmarried. Died, February 25, 1921, in Hagerstown.

Lawyer, practicing in Hagerstown. Taught Latin and Greek at Mercersburg shortly after graduating. Studied law with Alexander Armstrong; later practiced in partnership with him. Counsel, Washington County Commissioners, beginning in 1888. Unsuccessful candidate for State's Attorney for Washington County, 1891; lost to Charles A. Little. Served in House of Delegates, 1894. Served in State Senate, 1896 and 1898; Republican. Chair, State Republican Central Committee, 1897. Named Naval Officer of the Port of Baltimore, 1898. Director and counsel, Merchants Loan & Savings Institute, Hagerstown.

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