Dave Scott of Richmond, Texas is a sixth generation cattleman and a descendent of the Stephen F. Austin Old Three Hundred. He currently operates G.D. Scott Cattle Company. In 1960 he became a partner with his father in Scott Livestock Commission Company. Established in 1931, it was the first commission company located at Port City Stockyards in Houston. He has partnerships in several Texas Counties and has grazed stockers in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Kansas, and Colorado.
Scott was elected a Director of Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association in 1989 and has served as chairman of the Marketing Committee. He was elected President in 2009 for a two year term, and currently serves on the Executive Board.
He is a Life Member of Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, serving as Chairman of the Range Bull and Commercial Heifer Committee. He also is a Life Member of the Fort Bend County Fair Association, Brazoria County Cattlemen’s Association and a member of Texas Feeders Association. He is a member and former Director of National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.
In 2009, he was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Brazos River Authority by Governor Rick Perry and in 2011, he was appointed as Chairman of the Board and reappointed by Governor Abbott. Scott currently serves on the Board of the Texas Farm and Ranch Land Conservation Council appointed by Governor Abbott.
He was born February 4, 1938, in Houston; he attended Houston public schools, Sam Houston University and University of Houston.
Scott and his wife, the former Sandra Gayle Martin have 2 children, Claudia Wright and husband Quinn, granddaughter Caylin Wright Boyd and husband Colby. Susan Watts and husband Richard and granddaughters, Sidney and Delaney Watts Baysinger, husband Ross.