Leonard Scott


Obituary Notice

Leonard Scott, 86, of Little Rock, died Sunday March 25, 2001. He was born Greenville, Mississippi and graduated as salutatorian and president of his class from Greenwood High School in Greenwood, Mississippi. He received his A.B. degree at Vanderbilt University, magna cum laude, in 1934 and in 1937 his J.D. degree from Harvard University. He was admitted to practice in the United States District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, the United States Court of Appeals (8th Circuit) the united States Court of Appeals (9th District) (1982), and the Supreme Court of the United States (November 17, 1958). He served over two years in the United States Army serving during World War II. Not long after his return to Little Rock Leonard was employed by E. Charles Eichenbaum. Soon thereafter they were joined by W.S. Miller, Jr., and the three of them formed a law partnership. He was a member of the Pulaski County, Arkansas, and American Bar Association, American Judicature Society for over 30 years, and a Fellow of American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He was a member and one time president of Downtown Little Rock Rotary International and first President and Co-Founder of the Central Arkansas Rose Society, and a member of Temple B'nai Israel, Little Rock, where he served twice on the Board of Trustees. He was also a Scottish Rite Mason.

He is survived by his beloved wife Mary Simcoe Scott, of Little Rock, a son and daughter-in-law, Leonard Scott, Jr., and Mary Scott of Charlottesville, Virginia, a daughter, Scottie Tripcony, of Little Rock, a sister and brother-in-law, Karlyn and Jack Grundfest of Belleville, New Jersey, four grandchildren, Lisette Cooper and Husband Philip of Weston, MA, Walter Scott and wife Rain of Kensington, Maryland, Shane Tripcony and Wife Erin of Little Rock, and Shannon Tripcony of Little Rock, and three great-grandchildren, Scott Keto, Mariama Scott, and Brian Cooper.

Arrangements are under the direction of Ruebel Funeral Home.