John Guier Scott

John Guier Scott (born 26 December 1819 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, † May 16, 1892 in Oliver Springs, Tennessee ) was an American politician. Between 1863 and 1865 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


After the pre- John Scott attended Bethlehem Academy in Pennsylvania, where he studied civil engineering. In 1842 he moved to Missouri and there was manager of Iron Mountain Co. In 1858 he founded his own company in Irondale with the name Irondale Iron Co.; at the same time he began a political career as a member of the Democratic Party.

In 1862 he ran unsuccessfully for Congress yet. After the death of Mr John William Noell Scott was then in the overdue election for the third seat of Missouri as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on December 7, 1863. Until March 3, 1865, he finished the opened legislature. His time in Congress was marked by the events of the Civil War.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives John Scott worked for some time as a pharmacist in St. Louis. He also worked in the mining industry. In 1868 he built in Scotia stoves. In 1870 he returned to St. Louis. Around the year 1880 he moved into the eastern Tennessee. He died on 16 May 1892 in Oliver Spings and was buried in St. Louis.