FIELD, Scott, (1847 - 1931)


FIELD, Scott, a Representative from Texas; born in Canton, Madison County, Miss., January 26, 1847; attended the McKee School in Madison County; during the Civil War enlisted in the Confederate Army as a member of the Harvey Scouts; later served in Maj. Gen. W.H. Jackson’s division, Forrest’s corps; after the war resumed his studies, and was graduated from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville in 1868; taught school for two years; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1872; moved to Calvert, Tex., in 1872 and practiced law; prosecuting attorney of Robertson County 1878-1882; served in the State senate 1887-1891; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1892; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth and Fifty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1907); was not a candidate for reelection in 1906; resumed the practice of law until 1913, when he engaged in extensive agricultural pursuits; died in Calvert, Tex., December 20, 1931; interment in Calvert Cemetery.