Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Political Career of W. Kerr ScottThe Squire from Haw River$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Julian M. Pleasants

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780813146775

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813146775.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM KENTUCKY SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.kentucky.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The University Press of Kentucky, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in KSO for personal use (for details see http://www.kentucky.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 17 July 2018

The Early Years

The Early Years

(p.10) (p.11) 1 The Early Years
The Political Career of W. Kerr Scott

Julian M. Pleasants

University Press of Kentucky

Descended from Scots-Irish pioneers, the Scott family set up a prosperous farm in Hawfields, North Carolina. The family was influential beyond Kerr Scott. His father served as a state legislator, and his son, Bob Scott, served as governor of the state. Scott’s brother, Ralph Scott, was an influential state legislator for many years, and his granddaughter, Meg Scott Phipps, became the state commissioner of agriculture. Kerr Scott was raised to value hard work, keep his word, and honor all his obligations. A staunch member of the Presbyterian Church, he graduated from North Carolina State College and began a career as a state farm agent and a leader of the state Grange. He developed a very successful farm, mainly dairy, and in 1936 he was elected state commissioner of agriculture.

Keywords:   Commissioner of agriculture, Pioneer family, Influential political family, Integrity and hard work, Dairy farmer

Kentucky Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .