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