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Eva F. Scott

Member From: 1972 - 1979

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  • Birth Date: May 6, 1926 Birth Place:Amelia County, VA
  • Death Date: March 28, 2019
  • Gender: Female Race: Caucasian
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  • Education: Amelia High School Longwood College Medical College of Virginia, School of Pharmacy (B.S.)
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  • Occupation/Profession: Pharmacist and office manager
  • Memberships/Affiliations: Baptist Church Virginia State Chamber of Commerce, Blue Ribbon Committee of the American Business System (chairman) Virginia State Fair Association (board of directors) Central State Hospital, Special Education Department (Advisory Committee) American Legislative Exchange Council (board of directors, treasurer) Virginia Forestry B.M.P. Advisory Committee (1977)
  • Additional Info Links: http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/vawomen/2013/honoree.htm?bio=Scott
  • Bio: Eva Mae Fleming Scott was the first woman elected to the Senate of Virginia. Born in Amelia County, where she has lived nearly all of her life, she attended Longwood College and the school of pharmacy at the Medical College of Virginia. She owned and operated a pharmacy in Amelia, where she married a businessman and had five children.
    In 1971 Scott won election to the House of Delegates as an independent, even though she was from a Republican family. She was reelected three times and served four consecutive two-year terms. Soon after winning the first election she and her family moved to Dinwiddie County because a changed legislative district boundary temporarily put her Amelia County house in a different district. A champion of limited government and free enterprise, she opposed abortion and the proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution.
    In 1979 Scott returned to Amelia County to run for a seat in the Senate of Virginia. Having gained the Republican nomination, she narrowly defeated the incumbent. Scott served one four-year term in the Senate and chose not to run for reelection in 1983 after major changes to the district boundaries made it more difficult for her to win. She thereafter worked in the family’s lumber business.
  • Other Notable Service and/or Elected Offices: Senate of Virginia (1980-1983)
Session District District Number Party Leadership Committees
1972-1973 Counties of Amelia (part), Dinwiddie (part), Lunenburg and Nottoway 31 Independent Militia and Police
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1974-1975 Counties of Dinwiddie, Lunenburg, and Nottoway 31 Independent Counties Cities and Towns
Militia and Police
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1976-1977 Counties of Dinwiddie, Lunenburg, and Nottoway 31 Independent Counties Cities and Towns
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1978 Counties of Dinwiddie, Lunenburg, and Nottoway 31 Independent Counties Cities and Towns
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1979 Counties of Dinwiddie, Lunenburg, and Nottoway 31 Independent Counties Cities and Towns
Labor and Commerce
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*The information within this interactive and searchable application has been researched extensively by the House Clerk’s Office. As with any historical records of this age and breadth, there may be discrepancies and/or inconsistencies within records obtained from a variety of credible sources. Any feedback is encouraged at history@house.virginia.gov.

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