The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Scott, Austin

SCOTT, skŏt, Austin, American college president: b. Maumee, Ohio, 10 Aug. 1848. He was graduated from Yale in 1869, and later became private secretary to George Bancroft, the historian. After serving as instructor in German at the University of Michigan, and associate professor in history in Johns Hopkins, he assisted Bancroft in collecting and arranging material for his ‘Constitutional History.’ In 1883 he was called to Rutgers College, where he taught in the departments of history and political economy until he became its president in 1890-96, when he again assumed his professorial duties.