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Richard M. Scott

Richard M. Scott (April 28, 1918 – January 2, 2005), also known as "Dick Scott", was the former mayor of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He is best known to have led the effort to bring professional baseball back to the city of Lancaster. This was realized with the creation of the Lancaster Barnstormers, of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.

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Dick Scott was born in the city of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to Roy V. and Laura Scott. He graduated from the Lancaster Boys' High School. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point. In January 1944, he was stationed in England and flew P38 missions over Europe. After a forced landing in Germany in March 1944, he eluded capture for several months. He escaped from a prisoner of war camp in Sagan, Germany, in 1945. Scott retired from the air force in 1970 and was elected mayor of Lancaster in 1973. He was re-elected in 1977. Under his leadership, Lancaster City was renewed with the Armstrong-National Central Bank and a lower crime rate.

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Albert Wohlsen was appointed interim mayor in 1979 after Scott resigned as mayor to serve as adjutant general of Pennsylvania from 1979 to 1986 under former Pennsylvania Governor Dick Thornburgh. As Adjutant General, Scott led the Pennsylvania National Guard and the state's veterans programs.

Scott died on January 2, 2005, at Reading Hospital in Reading, Pennsylvania. at the age of 86, and in 2006 Scott was inducted into the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs’ Hall of Fame.


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