Ten Political Ribbons for Henry W. Scott, Candidate for Kansas Judge and later Oklahoma Territory Supreme Court Associate Justice.
Ten political campaign ribbons for independent candidate Henry Wilson Scott (1866–1935)—“The People’s Candidate”—running for judge of the Sixteenth Judicial District in Kansas.
The sitting Register of the Larned land office, Scott had earlier declined the Democratic party’s nomination as candidate for Congress. He lost the election by only five votes, taking time that winter to finish his book, Distinguished American Lawyers (1891).
That same year, Scott removed to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Territory where he sought appointment as U.S. Attorney. Instead, President Grover Cleveland appointed him as associate justice of the Supreme Court of Oklahoma Territory. Now a Democrat, Scott became embroiled in factional politics, even jailing two leading Republican newspapermen multiple times. Scott resigned from the court in 1896 and moved to New York City where he resumed his legal practice.
Description: Ten Political Ribbons for Henry W. Scott, Candidate for Kansas Judge and later Oklahoma Territory Supreme Court Associate Justice.
[Kansas, 1890]. Each printed on silk, approx. 6 x 2¼ inches. In five color-ways: pink, cream, mauve, pale green, and golden yellow. Some creasing; overall, very good.
Ref. Bell, ed., The Medico-Legal Journal, Volume 27 (New York, 1909), pp75–76. Thoburn, A Standard History of Oklahoma…Volume III (Chicago and New York, 1916), p1054.