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date: 29 February 2020

Scott, Hugh Lenoxlocked

(23 September 1853–30 April 1934)
  • James W. Harper

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Scott, Hugh Lenox (23 September 1853–30 April 1934), soldier and diplomat, was born in Danville, Kentucky, the son of William McKendry Scott, a Presbyterian minister, and Mary Elizabeth Hodge. After William Scott’s death, the family moved, and Hugh Scott was reared in Princeton, New Jersey, attending Edgehill and Lawrenceville academies before graduating from the U.S. Military Academy in 1876. Until 1898 most of his service was on the frontier in the West, where he became a keen student of Indian customs and a leading expert on the Indian sign language. In 1880 he married Mary Merrill, daughter of General Lewis Merrill. The couple had five children....

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