Member Biography

Scott Smith Leiby 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1917-1918       31 Democrat
1919-1920       31 Democrat


01/19/1871 - 02/03/1966

Scott Smith Leiby Cumberland, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry Counties 1917-1920

Early Life:

Scott Smith Leiby, born January 19, 1871, Marysville, Perry County, Pennsylvania; son of Elias Bixler and Jemima Jane Smith Leiby; public school education; Marysville High School, 1897; Mercersburg Academy, 1899; Phi Betta Kappa, Phi Kappa Sigma, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1902; attorney; admitted, Dauphin County bar, 1905, Perry County bar, 1908; practiced, courts of said counties, 1905; partner, Hull, Leiby and Metzger, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; married, Maude Tyson Leiby, 1912, daughters Elizabeth T. Leiby, Virginia Leiby Taggart; president, Peoples Bank of Enola, vice-president, director, Keystone Trust Company; director, Harrisburg Hotel Company; died, February 3, 1966, at home, 925 North Front Street, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania; interment, East Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.

Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:

Member, Masonic Order, Pennsylvania, grand-master, Pennsylvania Grand Lodge of Masons, officer, Scottish Rite Masons, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, commander-in-chief, Harrisburg Scottish Rite Consistory, master, Perry Lodge No. 458, Marysville, 1944-1945; chairman, executive committee, Masonic Homes of Elizabethtown. Sunday School superintendent, deacon, elder, elder emeritus, Trinity Reformed Church, Marysville, Pennsylvania. 

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 31st district, Cumberland, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry Counties, 1917-1920; committee assignments, Appropriations, Banks and Building and Loan Associations, Canals and Inland Navigation, Education, Exposition Affairs, Forestry, Judiciary General, Library, Public Printing.


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members "L""Wilkes University Election Statistics ProjectWilkes University.

The Pennsylvania Manual, (1920). Miller, H.P., (Compiler). Baker, W.H., (Assistant Compiler). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 1119, 1131, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 1098. 

Duncannon Record, (Duncannon, Pennsylvania) Obituary, February 1966

Scott Smith Leiby (1881-1966) - Find a Grave Memorial