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Scott, James Hutchison 1868- Naval officer; born in East Liberty, Pa., Feb. 11, 1868; graduated at the Cadet School of the United States Revenue-cutter Service in 1890. When the American-Spanish War began he was made executive officer of the revenue-cutter Hudson, and distinguished himself at the battle of Cardenas Bay, Cuba, May 11, when the Hudson shielded the disabled torpedo-boat Winslow, and towed her out of danger; was later recommended by President McKinley to receive the thanks of Congress and a medal for bravery during hostilities. See Bagley, worth.