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 Robert Walter “Bob” Scott II

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Robert Walter “Bob” Scott II Famous memorial

Birth
Haw River, Alamance County, North Carolina, USA
Death
23 Jan 2009 (aged 79)
Haw River, Alamance County, North Carolina, USA
Burial
Mebane, Alamance County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID
33452908 View Source

Governor of North Carolina. The son of Governor Kerr Scott, he was a dairy farmer in Alamance County before entering politics. He served North Carolina as Lieutenant Governor from 1965 to 1969 and as Governor from 1969 to 1973. He was also President of the state's community college system from 1983 until 1995. When asked in 2005 what he believed was his major achievement as Governor, Scott replied, "The greatest accomplishment of my administration will never be told. It was what did not happen." He was speaking of the years when the Vietnam War and racial unrest had a major impact across the state as well as the nation. Widespread violence that swept many parts of the country did not occur in North Carolina during Scott's time in office.

Governor of North Carolina. The son of Governor Kerr Scott, he was a dairy farmer in Alamance County before entering politics. He served North Carolina as Lieutenant Governor from 1965 to 1969 and as Governor from 1969 to 1973. He was also President of the state's community college system from 1983 until 1995. When asked in 2005 what he believed was his major achievement as Governor, Scott replied, "The greatest accomplishment of my administration will never be told. It was what did not happen." He was speaking of the years when the Vietnam War and racial unrest had a major impact across the state as well as the nation. Widespread violence that swept many parts of the country did not occur in North Carolina during Scott's time in office.

Bio by: B. B. Roberts


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Robert Walter Scott
June 13, 1929 - January 23, 2009
Son of
William Kerr and Mary E. White Scott
Farmer, Educator, Public Servant
Elder in Hawfields Presbyterian Church
Lt. Governor of North Carolina 1965 - 1968
Governor of North Carolina 1969 - 1972
President, NC Community Colleges 1983 - 1994
"He also fought a good fight and kept the faith"

Jessie Rae Osborne Scott
October 12, 1929 - December 26, 2010
Wife of
Robert Walter Scott
Daughter of
Albert and Rosa Lee Osborne
Mother of
Meg, Mary, Susan, Kerr and Jan
First Lady of North Carolina 1969 - 1972
Her strength was found in her family
Her faith and her community


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: B. B. Roberts
  • Added: 1 Feb 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 33452908
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/33452908/robert-walter-scott: accessed ), memorial page for Robert Walter “Bob” Scott II (13 Jun 1929–23 Jan 2009), Find a Grave Memorial ID 33452908, citing Hawfields Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Mebane, Alamance County, North Carolina, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave .