Member Biography

William Z. Scott Sr.

Sessions Office Position District Party
1955-1956       14 Republican
1957-1958       14 Republican
1959       14 Republican
1960       14 Republican
1961       14 Republican
1962       14 Republican
1963       14 Republican
1964       14 Republican
1965       14 Republican
1966       14 Republican
1967       14
1968       14
1969       14


07/04/1916 - 11/04/1993

Captain William Z. Scott, Sr. (R14) Carbon, Monroe, Pike and Wayne Counties 1955-1966 (R14) Luzerne (Part) County 1967-1968

Early Life:

Captain William Z. Scott, Sr., born July 4, 1916, Lansford, Carbon County, Pennsylvania; son of Doctor William C. and Mellie Zimmerman Scott; Lansford High School; Valley Forge Military Academy; Lafayette College, A.B.,; University of Pennsylvania Law School, LL.B.; captain, 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), United States Army, Bronze Star, Infantry Combatsman badge, Purple Heart and Presidential Citation recipient, World War II, 1942-1946; attorney; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives,1947-1954, not a candidate for reelection, 1954; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1955-1966; elected, delegate, Republican National Convention, 1956; appointed, Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, 1966-1974; chairman, Liquor Control Board, 1968-1974; married, Marion H. Sampson Scott, children, Carol S. Scott, William Z. Scott Jr.; died, November 4, 1993, Pocono Manor, Monroe Township, Pennsylvania; interment, Laurelwood Cemetery, Stroudsburg, Monroe County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives,1947-1954; appointed, Joint Legislative Committee on Penal Laws, 1947-1948; not a candidate for reelection, 1954. 

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 14th district, Carbon, Monroe, Pike and Wayne Counties, 1955-1966, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 14th district, Luzerne (Part) County, 1967-1968; appointed, Joint State Government Commission, 1963-1966; appointed, Legislative Budget and Finance Committee, 1965-1966; committee assignments, Elections, Finance, Insurance, Judiciary General, Local Government, Mines and mineral Interests. 

Elected, delegate, Republican National Convention, 1956.

Appointed, Governor William W. Scranton, re-appointed, Governor Raymond P. Shafer Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, 1966-1974, Chairman, Liquor Control Board, 1968-1974.   

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:

Official Website - PA House Archives Official Website ( 


As part of Merrill’s Marauders, Burma Campaign, Captain, 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), United States Army, Bronze Star, Infantry Combatsman badge, Purple Heart and Presidential Citation recipient, World War II, 1942-1946; The title provisional means the unit is formed for a special mission or operation on August 10, 1944, 5307th was disbanded with a final total of only 130 combat-effective officers and men, out of the original 2,997.


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

The Pennsylvania Manual, (1961-1962). Richey, I., (Compiler, Editor). (Volume 95) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 87, 90, 92. Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 73

Morning Call, The (Allentown, Pennsylvania) November 5, 1993


William Z. Scott (1916-1993) - Find a Grave Memorial