William Z. Scott, Sr. (R14) Carbon, Monroe, Wayne, Pike County 1955-1966
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, 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, 1955-1966; 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, 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.
Cox, Harold. "Senate Members S". Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.
Morning Call, The (Allentown, Pennsylvania) November 5, 1993