Ralph James Scott

Ralph James Scott ( * October 15, 1905 in Surry County, North Carolina; † August 5, 1983 in Danbury, North Carolina ) was an American politician. Between 1957 and 1967 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Ralph Scott attended the public schools of his home. After a subsequent law degree in 1930 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he began to work in Danbury in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. In the years 1936 and 1937 he was a member of the House of Representatives from North Carolina; 1936 to 1970 he led the party presidency of the Democrats in Stokes County. Between 1938 and 1956 he was also a prosecutor in the Twelfth Judicial District of North Carolina.

In the congressional elections of 1956 Scott was in the fifth electoral district of his state in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Richard Thurmond Chatham on January 3, 1957. After four elections he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1967 five legislative sessions. These were determined by the events of the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War. 1966 Scott waived on a bid again. In the following years practicing as a lawyer in Danbury. There he is on August 5, 1983 and passed away.