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Indiana authors and their books 1917-1966.
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SCOTT, ANGELO CYRUS: 1857-1949.

Born near Franklin, Ind., on Sept. 25, 1857, Angelo Cyrus Scott was the son of John Walter and Maria Protsman Scott. He earned the degrees of A.B. in 1877 and A.M. in 1880 from the University of Kansas and the LL.B. and LL.M. degrees from George Washington University Law School. He married Lola May Smeltzer on May 31, 1894.

Scott began practicing law in Kansas in 1885. He was co-founder of the OKLAHOMA CITY TIMES and was appointed to the townsite board in Oklahoma by President Harrison in 1890 to determine land controversies. He was U.S. commissioner, 1891-92; Oklahoma executive commissioner to the World's Columbian Exposition, 1893; and territorial senator from Oklahoma , 1895-97. He served as president of Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College, 1899-1908, and subsequently taught at Epworth University, the University of Oklahoma, and Oklahoma City University until his retirement. Scott was awarded an honorary Litt. D. degree by Emporia College ( Kans. ), was chosen Oklahoma City's "most useful citizen" in 1937, and received an alumni award from the University of Kansas in 1946. He died on Feb. 6, 1949.

Information from Who Was Who in America.

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