Scott Desjarlais is a Representative from Tennessee. Born in Des Moines, Iowa in 1964, he earned his B.S. from the University of South Dakota in 1987 and his M.D. from the University of South Dakota in 1991. Before serving in Congress, he was a physician. He was elected as a Republican to the 112th and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2011-present).