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Dorothye G. Scott
Administrative Assistant to the Senate Democratic Secretary and to the Secretary of the Senate (1945-1977)

When Senate Democrats elected Felton "Skeeter" Johnston as Secretary of the Majority in 1945, Dorothye Scott became his secretary. Ten years later, when Johnston was elected Secretary of the Senate, Scott moved "downstairs" with him as administrative assistant. After Johnston's retirement, she continued in her post under Frank Valeo until her retirement. During the 1950s, the Secretary's suite contained one of the few private dining rooms in the Capitol, and Dorothye Scott arranged almost daily luncheons for the Democratic leader, Lyndon Johnson, and the senior senators who constituted the powerful "inner club," about whom she offers personal reminiscences.  

Table of Contents:
1) First Years in the Senate
2) The Secretary of the Senate
3) The Democratic Conventions
4) Potpourri of Memories
5) The Senate in the 1960s
6) The Changing Senate
"Photo of Dorothye Scott"
Citation: Scholarly citation: "Dorothye G. Scott, Administrative Assistant to the Senate Democratic Secretary and to the Secretary of the Senate (1945-1977)," Oral History Interviews, Senate Historical Office, Washington, D.C.
Deed of Gift: I, Dorothye G. Scott, do hereby give to the Senate Historical Office the tape recordings and transcripts of my interviews from June 3 to June 24, 1992. I authorize the Senate Historical Office to use the tapes and transcripts in such a manner as may serve the educational and historical objectives of their oral history program. I also approve the deposit of the transcripts at the Library of Congress, National Archives, Senate Library, and any other institution which the Senate Historical Office may deem appropriate. In making this gift, I voluntarily convey ownership of the tapes and transcripts to the public domain. Dorothye G. Scott June 29, 1992 Accepted on behalf of the Senate Historical Office by: Richard A. Baker August 3, 1992

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