Born 1902, Stanville, Floyd County, Kentucky, son of William Preston Scalf and 

Phoebe Alice Stratton Scalf; educated local schools, Eastern Kentucky Normal

College, Portsmouth (O.) College of Business; taught 19 years in Pike and Floyd

County public schools; supervisor of materials, Wainwright shipyard, Panama City,

Florida, World War II, in business of merchandising, Stanville, 1946-1948;

accountant, Prestonsburg, Kentucky, 1948-1952; associate editor Floyd County

Times, Prestonsburg, 1952-1965; awarded Kentucky Citation for outstanding

journalism, Transylvania College, Lexington, Kentucky, 1954; editor and publisher

The East Kentuckian, 1965 to the present; present Floyd County Historical Society;

executive secretary of Eastern Kentucky Historical Society; chairman Floyd County

Historical Markers Program; president Floyd County Forestry Association; president

Floyd County Agricultural Council; University of Kentucky community development

specialist, 1968-69; Chairman Floyd County Sequicentennial Association, 1950;

Chairman and organizer Jenny Wiley Drama Association; municipal judge

Prestonsburg; Kentucky Colonel; biographer of Kentucky Lives; author Kentucky's

Last Frontier, Historic Floyd County, Kentucky, numerous monographs on Eastern

Kentucky history and contributions on history to area and regional newspapers;

member Floyd County Hall of Fame; retired 1965 to operate farm, Mare Creek Road,

Stanville; writes feature column, Appalachian Notebook, Pike County News, Pikeville,

Kentucky; married Norah James, 1931; four children.


Copyright (C) 1970 by Henry P. Scalf, All Rights Reserved.