Harvey D. Scott

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Harvey David Scott (October 18, 1818 – July 11, 1891) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana.

Born near Ashtabula, Ohio, Scott attended the public schools and the Asbury (now De Pauw) University at Greencastle, Indiana. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Terre Haute, Indiana. He held several local offices.

Scott was elected as an Indiana People's Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857). He resumed the practice of law. He served as judge of the circuit court of Vigo County (1881–1884). He moved to California in 1887 and died in Pasadena, California, on July 11, 1891. He was interred in Mountain View Cemetery.

Scott was the father of rhetorician Fred Newton Scott.



  • United States Congress. "Harvey D. Scott (id: S000173)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John G. Davis
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 7th congressional district

Succeeded by
John G. Davis