3rd president (June 20, 1883 – June 30, 1895)
Born: September 1, 1840
Died: January 11, 1937
From Athens, Ohio, William Scott graduated from Ohio University in 1862. He was admitted to the Methodist ministry. In 1865, he took a pastorate in Chillicothe and in 1867, another in Columbus. In 1869, he became a professor at Ohio University and in 1872, at age 32, became Ohio University’s president. He was not related to Walter Quincy Scott, second president of The Ohio State University.