Governor Bob Scott
Robert Walter (Bob) Scott (born June 13, 1929, Haw River, North Carolina - died January 23, 2009) was the Democratic governor of the state of North Carolina from 1969 to 1973.

The son of North Carolina Governor W. Kerr Scott, and grandson and nephew of state legislators, Bob Scott was a dairy farmer before being elected to the post of Lieutenant Governor in 1964 and that of Governor in 1968. Constitutionally barred from seeking another term, he later served as co-chairman of the Appalachian Regional Commission and as President of the North Carolina Community College System, from 1983 until 1995. Scott unsuccessfully ran for Governor in 1980, but lost in the Democratic primary.

Scott was honored in 2008 by the North Caroliniana Society for preserving state archives, historic artifacts and his efforts to increase awareness of the state's history.

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