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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Scott, John 1824-1889 (search)
ved a good education; admitted to the bar in 1846, and practised in Huntingdon; prosecuting attorney in 1846-49; member of the legislature in 1862; and United States Senator in 1869-75. While in the Senate he made an address favoring the adoption of the enforcement bill permitting the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus act in States when Ku-Klux Klan (q. v.) outrages should be perpetrated. He died in Pittsburg, Pa., March 22, 1889. Military officer; born in Jefferson county, O., April 14, 1824; studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1845; served in the Mexican War; was taken prisoner at Encarnacion in January, 1847. When the Civil War began he was made lieutenant-colonel of the 3d Iowa Infantry; was colonel of the 2d Iowa Infantry in .1862-64; served as lieutenant-governor of Iowa in 1868; has been actively engaged in agricultural pursuits. He is the author of Encarnacion, or the prisoners in Mexico; Hugh Scott and his descendants; and History of the 32d Infan try.