Sen. Nathan Bay Scott, (R-VA)

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Sen. Nathan Bay Scott, (R-VA)

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Birthplace: Quaker City, Guernsey County, Ohio, United States
Death: January 02, 1924 (81)
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Place of Burial: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Son of David Scott and Mary Scott
Husband of Agnes V. Scott
Father of Guy Terrell Scott and Mary Ethel Scott
Brother of Julia Ann Webster; John B. Scott; Jenetta Scott; Elizabeth Eleanor Scott and Silas William Scott

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About Sen. Nathan Bay Scott, (R-VA)

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Nathan Bay Scott (December 18, 1842 – January 2, 1924) was a United States Senator from West Virginia.


Biography


Born near Quaker City, Ohio, he attended the common schools and engaged in mining near Colorado Springs, Colorado from 1859 to 1862. During the Civil War he entered the Union Army in 1863 as a corporal and was appointed sergeant in 1864, promoted to regimental commissary sergeant in 1865, and mustered out in 1865. After the war he engaged in the manufacture of glass in Wheeling, West Virginia and also engaged in banking. He was a member and president of the city council from 1881 to 1883. From 1883 to 1890 he was a member of the West Virginia Senate and in 1888 he was a member of the Republican National Committee.


Scott was appointed Commissioner of Internal Revenue by President William McKinley in 1898, and served until February 1899, when he resigned to become a U.S. Senator; he had been elected as a Republican in 1899 and was reelected in 1905, serving from March 4, 1899, to March 4, 1911. He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination. While in the Senate, he was chairman of the Committee on Mines and Mining (Fifty-seventh through Fifty-ninth Congresses) and a member of the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds (Fifty-ninth through Sixty-first Congresses). Scott was appointed a member of the Lincoln Memorial Commission in 1911 and engaged in banking in Washington, D.C. until his death in 1924. The remains were cremated and the ashes deposited in a mausoleum in Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.


Agnes V. Cowgill b 1849, OH, m 29 Apr 1872, Johnson Co., IA, Nathan Bay Scott, b 18 Dec 1842, OH, d 2 Jan 1924. Nathan served in the Union army during the Civil War. After the war, he organized and headed the first savings bank in WV. He was running a glass works in Wheeling, WV, in 1880. Nathan was elected to the US Senate as a Republican from WV in 1899, serving until 1911

SCOTT, Nathan Bay, a Senator from West Virginia; born near Quaker City, Guernsey County, Ohio, December 18, 1842; attended the common schools; engaged in mining near Colorado Springs, Colo., 1859-1862; during the Civil War entered the Union Army in 1863 as a corporal; appointed sergeant in 1864, promoted to regimental commissary sergeant in 1865, and mustered out in 1865; engaged in the manufacture of glass in Wheeling, W.Va.; also engaged in banking; member of the city council 1881-1883 and served as president 1881-1883; member, State senate 1883-1890; member, Republican National Committee 1888; appointed Commissioner of Internal Revenue by President William McKinley in 1898, and served until February 1899, when he resigned to become Senator; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1899; reelected in 1905 and served from March 4, 1899, to March 3, 1911; unsuccessful candidate for renomination; chairman, Committee on Mines and Mining (Fifty-seventh through Fifty-ninth Congresses), Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds (Fifty-ninth through Sixty-first Congresses); appointed a member of the Lincoln Memorial Commission in 1911; engaged in banking in Washington, D.C., until his death on January 2, 1924; remains were cremated and the ashes deposited in a mausoleum in Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

Wheeling Intelligencer January 3, 1924

Nathan Bay Scott Summoned By Death

Statesman, Financier, Adopted Son of Wheeling, Passes Away at Washington After Brief Illness

Funeral To Be Held Saturday, With Interment In Washington

End Comes Suddenly As The Culmination Of Illness Which Was Not Considered Dangerous - Cheerful During The Morning, And Believed He Was Improving - West Virginians At The Capital Pay Tribute To The Former Senator

By Charles Brooks Smith

Washington, D. C. Jan 2 -Nathan Bay Scott, who represented West Virginia in the United States senate for two terms, twelve years, being elected his first term in 1899, died suddenly of heart failure in his suite at Wardman Park hotel, late this afternoon. He had been confined to his rooms, excepting an occasional automobile ride, since his arrival home from Europe on Thanksgiving day.

Tonight his body rests in the home of his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Guy T. Scott, on Belmont road.

Funeral services will be held there Saturday morning at 10 o'clock, conducted by Bishop William I. McDowell, of the Methodist Episcopal church, and the Rev. James Shera Montgomery, pastor of the Calvary church of that denomination, who is also chaplain of the house of representatives. Both of these clergymen were close personal friends of the deceased.

The interment will be in Rock Creek cemetery in a new family mausoleum which was recently completed for Senator Scott, and which contains the remains of his son, the late Major Guy T. Scott, who died in 1920, and his daughter, Daisy, who died in young girlhood.

At the end of his second term in the senate, Senator Scott retired from active politics as a state and national Republican leader, but always retained a keen interest and contributed generously to finance his party in every campaign. He changed his legal residence from Wheeling to Washington and engaged in the banking business. He became prominent and much interested in civic affairs and the development of the national capital. He was rated a millionaire, several times over.

He is survived by a widow; a sister, Mrs. Jeanette Scott, of Omaha; and the following named grand- children, the mother of whom is Mrs. Guy T. Scott, widow of the deceased's onyl [sic] son; Mrs. Bart Searcey, of Atlanta, Ga.; Nathan Bay Scott, his namesake, student at Yale; Misses Lelia and Ann and Guy T. Scott, Jr.

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Sen. Nathan Bay Scott, (R-VA)'s Timeline

1842
December 18, 1842
Quaker City, Guernsey County, Ohio, United States
1873
February 1873
West Virginia, United States
1875
1875
Ohio, United States
1924
January 2, 1924
Age 81
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, United States