SCOTT, Ralph James (1905-1983)

SCOTT, RALPH JAMES, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Surry County, near Pinnacle, N.C., October 15, 1905; educated in the public schools; Wake Forest College, LL.B., 1930; was admitted to the bar in 1930 and commenced the practice of law in Danbury, N.C.; member of the State house of representatives, 1936-1937; delegate to State Democratic conventions, 1936-1968; chairman, Democratic Executive Committee of Stokes County, 1936-1970; solicitor of the twenty-first judicial district of North Carolina 1938-1956; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-fifth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1957-January 3, 1967); was not a candidate for reelection in 1966 to the Ninetieth Congress; resumed the practice of law; was a resident of Danbury, N.C., until his death there August 5, 1983; interment in Pannacle Baptist Church cemetery.

Wake Forest University
Z. Smith Reynolds Library
Winston-Salem, NC
Papers: 1929-1983. 3 feet.
Personal, business, and congressional papers and correspondence, including photographs and memorabilia. Finding aid in repository.