Scott Herrick grew up in the Chicago suburb of Markham and graduated from the U of I in 1967 with a BA in History. He worked for the A.F.S.C. in Madison, Wisconsin for 2+ years, then attended the U of W law school, graduating in 1973 and practicing in Madison until he retired in 2019. Special interests in his general civil practice included cooperatives and non-profit organizations and representation of Police and Fire Commissions. His wife Beth Elliott is a retired research biochemist and Prof. of Pharmacy. They now live in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, around the corner from daughter Claire, an OB/GYN in the Rush Presbyterian system.