George Baily Scarlett (R19) Chester County 1937-1952
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.
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.
The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Thursday, December 18, 1952, page 20.