Senator George Lindsey Scott View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 4/19/1975
Birth Place: Waucoma, Iowa
Birth County: Fayette
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
Senate: 55 (1953) - 60 (1963)
House: 46 (1935)
47 (1937)
48 (1939)
49 (1941) - 50 (1943)
Home County: Fayette
George Lindsey Scott
Fayette County


MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee, appointed to prepare a suitable resolution commemorating the life, character and public service of the late Honorable George Lindsay Scott, begs leave to submit the following memorial:

George Lindsay Scott was born July 21, 1887, on a farm near Waucoma, Iowa, one of four sons of Alexander and Margaret Scott, attended public schools in the area, and farmed near West Union until his retirement in 1945.

On November 26, 1910, Mr. Scott was married to Merle Saltsgiver at West Union, Iowa, to whom two children, J. Donald Scott of West Union and Robert Scott of Dubuque, were born.

Mr. Scott was a member of the Fayette County Farm Bureau, a member of the Masonic Lodge of West Union, A. F. and A. M., the Za-Ga-Zig Shrine, the Rotary, and the Bethel United Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder.

Mr. Scott was elected to the Iowa House of Representatives from Fayette County and served in the Forty-sixth, Forty-seventh, Forty-eighth, Forty-ninth, and Fiftieth General Assemblies. He was elected to the Iowa Senate from Allamakee, Fayette and Winneshiek Counties and served in the Fifty-fifth, Fifty-sixth, Fifty-seventh, Fifty-eighth, Fifty-ninth, and Sixtieth General Assemblies.

Governor Robert D. Blue appointed him to the Iowa Liquor Control Commission and he served in that capacity from 1945 to 1951.

Mr. Scott passed away on April 18, 1975, at the age of 87 years. He is survived by his two sons, Donald and Robert.

Now Therefore, Be It Resolved by the Senate of the Sixty-sixth General Assembly of Iowa: That in the passing of George Lindsay Scott, the state has lost an honored citizen and a faithful and useful public servant, and the Senate by this resolution would express its appreciation of his services to his community, state and nation and tender its sympathy and kindest regards to the members of his family.

Be It Further Resolved: That a copy of this resolution be entered upon the Journal of the Senate, and that the Secretary of the Senate be directed to forward an enrolled copy to the family of the deceased.





The resolution was unanimously adopted.