Biography of John E. Scott
Northwestern Ohio Biographies


The well known and popular postmaster at Bryan, John E. Scott, was born in Williams county, August 18, 1861, a son of Doctor William C. and Elizabeth (Millhouse) Scott, pioneer settlers of the county. The father is now deceased, but the mother is still living. They had a family of six children five sons and one daughter of whom John E. is the fifth in the order of birth. He was reared upon his father's farm in Center township, and began his education in the common schools of that locality. He also pursued a business course in the Fayette Normal School, and for thirteen terms successfully engaged in teaching in Williams county.

In 1886 Mr. Scott was appointed railway mail clerk under President Cleveland's first administration, but after serving for two years and eight months he was obliged to resign on account of ill health. Accepting the position of deputy treasurer of Williams county, he served in that capacity for four years, and in February, 1894, was appointed postmaster of Bryan, being the present incumbent. He is a most efficient and obliging official, and by his prompt and able discharge of duty has won the commendation of the many patrons of the office. In the fall of 1897 he was the Democratic nominee for treasurer of Williams county, and was elected, although the county was carried by the Republicans for Governor Bushnell, etc. He is recognized as one of the most influential members of the party in his community, and has always taken a very active and prominent part in political affairs. Socially he is an honored member of the Knights of the Maccabees, and the Knights of Pythias, serving as past chancellor of the latter order. An enterprising, public spirited man, he has become a valued and useful citizen of the county.

On October 6, 1886, in Williams county, Mr. Scott married Miss Addie, daughter of James Fisher, of Center township, and they have one child, Winifred.

Commemorative Biographical Record of Northwestern, Ohio
Including the counties of
Defiance, Henry, Williams and Fulton
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