JOHN T. SCOTT, principal of the commercial department and professor of mathematics in Richmond college, was born at Island Creek, Jefferson county, Ohio, July 16, 1865, the son of J. E. and E. W. (Davis) Scott. Mr. Scott received his early education in the common schools and then entered Richmond college, which he attended from 1880 to 1885. In 1883 he receive da diploma from the commercial department of the college. Subsequent to 1887 he was an instructor in the commercial department of Richmond college for one year and then took a full course in penmanship at Eastman's National Business college, at Poughkeepsie, N. Y. On completing this course Prof. Scott, was tendered the professorship in Richmond college, which he now ably fills. He is popular in all the relations of life, is a member of the Presbyterian church and is affiliated with the Knights of Pythias of Richmond.
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