Ferris, Scott | 1938
- Birth and Death Year | 1877-1945
- Induction Year | 1938
- Profession | U.S. Congressman
- Oklahoma Connection | Ferris came to Lawton, Oklahoma, as a lawyer and realtor in 1901.
- Hometown | Lawton
In 1972, “a veritable gold mine” of large scrapbooks dating from 1928 to 1945 and detailing the life and career of Scott Ferris were found and donated to the Museum of the Great Plains in Lawton, Oklahoma.
“I will be glad to lend a hand and do what I can.” - Scott Ferris
U.S. Congressman Scott Ferris was born in Missouri and graduated from the Kansas City School of Law (now the University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Law) in 1901. Late that summer he moved to Lawton, Oklahoma, and opened his law and real estate office. Ferris served in the Territorial Legislature before statehood and, in 1907, served as the representative from Comanche County in the first state legislature. He lived for many years in Lawton and was elected to the U.S. Congress (1907-1921). Interestingly, Congressman Ferris, Senators Elmer Thomas and Thomas Gore all began their political careers as lawyers in Lawton in 1901 and rose to prominence in national politics.