Edward Scull

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Edward Scull
Edward Scull (Pennsylvania Congressman).jpg
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 20th congressional district
In office
1889–1893
Preceded byJohn Patton
Succeeded byJosiah D. Hicks
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 17th congressional district
In office
1887–1889
Preceded byJacob M. Campbell
Succeeded byCharles R. Buckalew
Member of the Pennsylvania State Senate for the 20th district
In office
1871
Preceded byHiram Findlay
Succeeded byWilliam Henry Stanton
Personal details
BornFebruary 5, 1818
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedJuly 10, 1900
Somerset, Pennsylvania
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Mary Ogle

Edward Scull (February 5, 1818 – July 10, 1900) was an American politician from Pennsylvania who served as a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Pennsylvania's 17th congressional district from 1887 to 1889 and 20th congressional district from 1889 to 1893.

Biography[edit]

Scull was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He attended the common schools in Pittsburgh and preparatory school in Steubenville, Ohio.[1] He studied law and was admitted to the Westmoreland County bar in 1844.[2] He moved to Somerset, Pennsylvania in 1846 and practiced law until 1857. He served as prothonotary and clerk of the court for three years.

He was appointed collector of internal revenue for the Sixteenth district of Pennsylvania by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863.[3] He was removed by President Andrew Johnson in September 1866. He served as a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate for the 20th district in 1871.[1] He served as a delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1864, 1876, and 1884. He was appointed assessor of internal revenue by President Ulysses S. Grant in April 1869, and again appointed collector, on March 22, 1873, and served until August 1883, when the district was consolidated with another. He published and edited the Somerset Herald from 1852 to 1887 and worked as president of the First National Bank of Somerset until his death.[2]

Scull was elected as a Republican to the Fiftieth, Fifty-first, and Fifty-second Congresses. After his time in Congress, he retired to Somerset. He died in Somerset and is buried in Union Cemetery.[4]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Pennsylvania State Senate - Edward Scull Biography". www.legis.state.pa.us. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Guide to the Papers of the John Irwin Scull Family, c1736-1956". www.historicpittsburgh.org. Retrieved 20 December 2019.
  3. ^ The Twentieth Century Bench and Bar of Pennsylvania. Chicago: H.C. Cooper, Jr., Bro. & Co. 1903. p. 1198. Retrieved 20 December 2019.
  4. ^ "Edward Scull". www.findagrave.com. Retrieved 16 December 2019.

Sources[edit]

Pennsylvania State Senate
Preceded by
Hiram Findlay
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate, 20th district
1871
Succeeded by
William Henry Stanton
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Jacob M. Campbell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 17th congressional district

1887–1889
Succeeded by
Charles R. Buckalew
Preceded by
John Patton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 20th congressional district

1889–1893
Succeeded by
Josiah D. Hicks