Scott, John Work, Dd, Lld
Scott, John Work, D.D., LL.D.
a Presbyterian minister, was born in York County, Pennsylvania, November 27, 1807. He attended the Lower West Nottingham Academy and Slate Ridge Academy, and graduated from Jefferson College in 1827. He then taught three years at Butler (Pennsylvania), Churchville (Maryland), and Chanceford (Pennsylvania). In 1830 he entered the middle class at Princeton Theological Seminary, where he remained two years, at the same time teaching, as an assistant to Prof. Robert B. Pallon, at the Edgehill Seminary at Princeton. He was licensed by the Presbytery of New Castle, October 3, 1832; preached as stated supply at Poland, Ohio, during the winter following, and was also tutor at Jefferson College. In 1836 he became stated supply to the Church at Three Springs, also of the Free Church of Steubenville, Ohio. After this he preached frequently, but had no stated place. Dr. Scott's chief work was as an educator. He was founder and principal of the Grove Academy, at Steubenville, and with this was connected from 1836 to 1847. He was principal of the Lindsley Institute, at Wheeling, Virginia, until 1853; president of Washington College, Pennsylvania, from 1853 to 1865; principal of Woodburn Female Seminary and of the Academy, at Morgantown, West Virginia, until 1867; then vice-
president of the State University at the same place, and for two years was acting president. This he wasp obliged to resign in 1877, because of failing eyesight. His eyes being treated with success, he went, in 11879, to Biddle University, N.C., to fill a vacancy. He died July 25, 1879. Dr. Scott was a man of excellent mental powers, of great vigor of mind. As a teacher he was admirable and rarely surpassed. See Necrol. Report of Princeton Theol. Serm. 1880, page 18.