Owen Scott

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Owen Scott
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 14th district
In office
March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893
Preceded byJonathan H. Rowell
Succeeded byBenjamin F. Funk
Personal details
Born(1848-07-06)July 6, 1848
Jackson Township, Illinois
DiedDecember 21, 1928(1928-12-21) (aged 80)
Decatur, Illinois
Political partyDemocratic

Owen Scott (July 6, 1848 – December 21, 1928) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

Born on a farm in Jackson Township, Illinois, Scott attended the common schools, a private school in Kinmundy and the State normal school in Normal, Illinois. He taught school. Superintendent of schools for Effingham County, Illinois from 1873 to 1881. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1873 and commenced practice in Effingham, Illinois. He engaged in newspaper work. Published the Effingham Democrat. He served as mayor of Effingham in 1882. City attorney in 1883 and 1884. He moved to Bloomington, Illinois, in 1884 and became proprietor and manager of the Bloomington Daily and Weekly Bulletins. Deputy collector of internal revenue by appointment of President Cleveland 1885-1889. He served as chairman of the Illinois Democratic convention at Springfield, Illinois, in 1888.

Scott was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress (March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1892 to the Fifty-third Congress. He moved to Decatur, Illinois, in 1899 and managed the Decatur Herald until 1904, when he engaged in the insurance business. He retired from the insurance business in 1921 to become secretary of the Masonic Grand Lodge of Illinois, which position he held until his death in Decatur, Illinois, December 21, 1928. He was interred in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Effingham, Illinois.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Jonathan H. Rowell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 14th congressional district

Succeeded by
Benjamin F. Funk