(1919 – 1969)
The life of Warren Quenton Scott was much too brief. All too soon were his talents taken from those rural families he loved helping.
Warren was born on September 21, 1919, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Lucius W. Scott in Fackler, Alabama. He attended the public schools in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and graduated from Howard High School in 1938. He then attended Tuskegee Institute, earning his B.S. degree in agriculture in 1942.
His career with the Extension Service began when he was employed as a county agent in Wilcox County in 1942. He transferred to Madison County as county agent in 1947, where he remained until his death on April 26, 1969. Coworkers and friends of Warren Scott remember him as a very competent and effective leader. His sudden death was a great loss to Alabama Extension.
While in Madison County, Mr. Scott was instrumental in developing outstanding agricultural programs in dairying, beef cattle production, swine production, and farm management Under his leadership, many 4-H boys and girls showed grand champion animals. Warren Q. Scott was one of the highly respected county agents in the Tennessee Valley area because of his knowledge of agriculture.
He said only farmers who were good managers would be able to stay in business. Warren Scott spent many hours teaching farmers how to keep good records.
He was a member of the Huntsville City Garden Club, Regional Livestock Judging Society, Tuskegee Alumni Club, Omega Fraternity, and Elles Lodge and was an elder in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
In tribute to his life’s work, the name Warren Q. Scott is inscribed on the dedicatory plaque of the Extension Memorial Chapel.
Chapel Plaque Inscription Number: 263