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 Harvey Whitefield Scott

Harvey Whitefield Scott

Birth
Groveland, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA
Death 7 Aug 1910 (aged 72)
Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Burial Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Plot Sec 07, Lot 123, Grave 20
Memorial ID 22117 · View Source
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Journalist. Born in Illinois, his family traveled the Oregon Trail in 1852, losing his mother and a brother on the route. He served in the Yakima Indian War from 1855 to 1856, studied law, became a reporter, and eventually editor of "The Oregonian" newspaper in 1865. graduated from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon in 1863 becoming that institution's first graduate.
By 1900 he had risen to prominence in his journalism field, and was named the director of the Associated Press, a capacity he served in from 1900 to 1910, He strongly opposed women's sufferage through his position with the press and editor of the paper, although his sister, Abigail Scott Duniway, was an active suffragette in Oregon, Idaho and Washington. He died in 1910, two years before women were granted the right to vote.

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  • Added: 11 May 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22117
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harvey Whitefield Scott (1 Feb 1838–7 Aug 1910), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22117, citing River View Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .