Member Biography

George Baily Scarlett 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1937-1938       19 Republican
1939-1940       19 Republican
1941-1942       19 Republican
1943-1944       19 Republican
1945-1946       19 Republican
1947-1948       19 Republican
1949-1950       19 Republican
1951-1952       19 Republican

COUNTIES: Chester  


11/16/1879 - 12/17/1952

George Baily Scarlett (R19) Chester County 1937-1952

Early Life:

George Baily Scarlett, born November 16, 1879, Kennett Square, Chester County, Pennsylvania; son of William H. and Mary Thomas Scarlett; George School, Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; Swarthmore College; engaged, citrus farming, Puerto Rico, 1900; returned, Kennett Square, employed, secretary, general manager, Fibre Specialty Manufacturing Company, 1913; Burgess of Kennett Square, 1917-1930; director, National Bank and Trust Company, Kennett Square; chairman, board of directors, International Carbonic Engineering Company, Wilmington, Delaware; president, Kennett Square Building and Loan Company; member, Union League, Philadelphia; delegate, Republican National Convention, 1928, 1932, 1936, 1944; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1937-1952; chairman, Republican Committee of Chester County, 1937-1952; married, Elsie L. Gawthrop, 1905, children, Mary Harriett Scarlett Gawthrop, Marjorie Sarah Scarlett, William Joseph Scarlett, Elizabeth Ann Scarlett; died, December 17, 1952, in office Pennsylvania State Senate, (aged 73), Memorial Hospital, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware; interment, Union Hill Cemetery, Kennett Square, Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Burgess of Kennett Square, 1917-1930.

Delegate, Republican National Convention, 1928, 1932, 1936, 1944.

 Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 19th district, Chester County, 1937-1952; committee assignments, Agriculture (Chairman), Appropriations, Banking, Corporations, Executive Nominations, Finance, Highways, Labor and Industry. Did not seek reelection, illness.   

Chairman, Republican Committee of Chester County, 1937-1952.


The Pennsylvania Manual, (1951-1952). Allen, J.C., (Compiler). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 339, 340, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 330.

Cox, Harold. "Senate Members S"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Thursday, December 18, 1952, page 20.