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William Henry Scott

William Henry Scott
William Henry Scott, 1893

3rd president (June 20, 1883 – June 30, 1895)
Born: September 1, 1840
Died: January 11, 1937

William Henry Scott Papers

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.

Updated June 2013