Walter Quincy Scott (December 19, 1845 – May 9, 1917), born in Dayton, Ohio, was the second President of The Ohio State University.
After serving in the American Civil War, Scott attended Lafayette College and Union Theological Seminary. An ordained Presbyterian ministar, Scott led Arch Street Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 1874-1878. Scott's academic career started at Wooster College in 1878, where he was professor of philosophy and political economy. He left Ohio State to become president of Philips Exeter Academy, where he started in 1884.
- ^ "General Notes". New York Times. 1884-07-03. p. 4.