Representative Charles Harvey Scott View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 12/3/1926
Birth Place: Walnut Township, IA
Birth County: Appanoose
Birth Country: USA
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 37 (1917)
38 (1919)
39 (1921) - 40 (1923)
Home County: Appanoose
Charles Harvey Scott
Appanoose County


MR SPEAKER: Your committee appointed to prepare resolutions commemorating the life and service of the Hon. Charles Harvey Scott, late of Appanoose county, Iowa, beg leave to submit the following memorial:

Charles Harvey Scott was born in Walnut township, Appanoose county, Iowa, September 14, 1862, and died December 3, 1926. He received his education in the rural and grade schools, and when he was twenty-five years of age he was united in marriage with Miss Lura Campbell, who survives him. Thirty-one years ago Mr. and Mrs. Scott moved to a forty-acre farm and garden in Clarkdale and lived there until Mr. Scott’s death. Fourteen children were born to this union, two preceding the father in death. The children who survive him are: B. E., of Centerville; W. C., at home; Milo, of Des Moines; Mrs. John Scott, of Centerville; Mrs. Charles Ericksen of Chicago; Mrs. Emma Walter of Exline; Mrs. Mary Williams, of St. Louis, Mo.; Ruth, Estel, and Thomas, at home.

Mr. Scott first held local offices, such as school director and township trustee, and in 1916 he ran and was elected to the office of representative in his county. In 1918, 1920 and 1922 he was re-elected. In 1924 he was a candidate for the state senate but was defeated. During the recent election he announced his candidacy for representative again and was elected, but died before taking the oath of office, thus leaving the representative, D. Fulton Rice, who was still in office, to hold over under the constitution.

Mr. Scott was a member of the Methodist church. He was a man of good character, and had a wide circle of friends. He had a broad sympathy for all people in every walk of life, which was one of the marked characteristics of Mr. Scott, and his devotion to duty, his loyalty to the interests of the people of his county, as he saw them, endeared him to the hearts of thousands of people who knew him and loved him.

No man has ever doubted his honesty or his integrity of purpose. He stood for a clean, economical administration of the affairs of the state to which he was greatly devoted. His tastes were simple, his manner of life plain, and his purposes were such as to command the respect of all who knew him.

Therefore, Be It Resolved, By the House of Representatives, of the Forty-second General Assembly of the state of Iowa, that the foregoing memorial be adopted in the expression of its appreciation of the life, character and public service of the Hon. Charles Harvey Scott.

Be It Further Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be spread upon the Journal of the House, and the Chief Clerk be directed to send an enrolled copy to the family of the deceased.





Unanimously adopted April 6, 1927.