Glenni William Scofield

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Glenni William Scofield

Glenni William Scofield (March 11, 1817 – August 30, 1891) was an American politician and judge who served as a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Glenni W. Scofield was born in Dewittville, New York. He attended the common schools and learned the printing trade. He returned to classical study and graduated from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York in 1840. He engaged in teaching, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1842 and commenced practice in Warren, Pennsylvania. He served as district attorney from 1846 to 1848. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from 1849 to 1851. An anti-slavery Democrat, he changed his affiliation to the Republican Party in 1856. He served in the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1857 to 1859. He was appointed president judge of the eighteenth judicial district of Pennsylvania in 1861.

Scofield was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth and to the five succeeding Congresses. He served as chairman of the United States House Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business during the Thirty-ninth Congress and the United States House Committee on Naval Affairs during the Forty-first, Forty-second, and Forty-third Congresses. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1874. He resumed practising law in Warren. He was appointed Register of the Treasury by President Rutherford B. Hayes and served from 1878 to 1881. President James A. Garfield appointed him associate justice of the United States Court of Claims, and he served from 1881 to 1891.

He died in Warren in 1891, and was interred in Oakland Cemetery in Pleasant Township, Pennsylvania, near Warren.


  • United States Congress. "Glenni William Scofield (id: S000164)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Covode
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 19th congressional district

Succeeded by
Carlton B. Curtis
Preceded by
District created
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's at-large congressional district

Alongside:Charles Albright and Lemuel Todd
Succeeded by
25th:George A. Jenks
26th:James Sheakley
27th:Albert G. Egbert