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Scales, John Lytle, 1871-1968



John Lytle Scales (1871-1968) is the son of John Lytle Scales (1833-1890) and Margaret Steadman Mundy Scales (1848-1928). He enrolled at Centenary College of Louisiana in 1889 and graduated in 1892. In 1897, he earned a medical degree from the University of Nashville. Scales worked as a doctor in Shreveport from 1910 until his retirement in 1946. He served on Centenary’s board of trustees from 1913 to 1967, was chairman from 1915 to 1936, and was made an honorary life member in 1967. He was one of the organizers of the Shreveport Rotary Club in 1919. He also served on the boards of Shreveport Little Theatre, Shreveport YMCA, and Norwela Boy Scouts Council. In 1899, Scales married Olive Webb (1872-1905); they had two children. In 1907, he married Ethel Webb (1885-1966); they had one child.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

John Lytle Scales diploma

Identifier: SC-Cent. Misc. Mss. 90
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John Lytle Scales’ Centenary College of Louisiana diploma for Bachelor of Science (1892).

Dates: 1892

John Lytle Scales memoirs

Identifier: SC-Cent. Misc. Mss. 367
Scope and Contents Typescript of John Lytle Scales’ memoirs covering his life from the 1870s until approximately 1960. The memoirs were originally handwritten from approximately 1949 to 1960. They include details about his childhood in Mansfield (Louisiana), attending Centenary College of Louisiana (Jackson, La.) from 1889 to 1892, teaching private school near Barbreck (Saint Landry Parish, La.) in 1893, medical education at the University of Nashville from 1894 to 1897, working as a doctor in northern Caddo...
Dates: 2012

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