William Berryman Scott

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William Berryman Scott, second from the right

William Berryman Scott (February 12, 1858 – March 29, 1947) was an American vertebrate paleontologist, authority on mammals, and principal author of the White River Oligocene monographs. He was a professor of geology and paleontology at Princeton University.

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he graduated from Princeton University in 1877 and received a Ph.D. from University of Heidelberg in 1880. He married Alice Adeline Post on December 15, 1883. Scott served as president of The Geological Society of America in 1925.[1]



  • Scott, William Berryman. "American Elephant Myths," Scribner's, April 1887, 469-478.
  • Reports of the Princeton University Expeditions to Patagonia, 1896-1899 Princeton, The University, 1901-32 (v. 1, 1903) 8 v. in 13. illus. (part col.) maps (part fold., part col.) tables. 34 cm.
  • Scott, William Berryman. Geological climates, by W.B. Scott.
  • Scott, William Berryman. A history of land mammals in the western hemisphere. Illustrated with 32 plates and more than 100 drawings, by Bruce Horsfall. New York, The MacMillan Company, 1913.
  • Scott, William Berryman. Some memories of a palaeontologist. Princeton, Princeton university press, 1939. 4 p.l., 336 p. front. (port.) 24 cm.
  • Scott, William Berryman, 1858- The osteology and relations of Protoceras. Boston, Ginn & company, 1895. 1 p.l., [303]-374. 3 pl. (2 fold.) diagr. 26 cm.


  1. ^ GSA List of Presidents
  2. ^ "Wollaston Medal". The Geological Society. Retrieved 14 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Mary Clark Thompson Medal". National Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 14 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "Past Award & Medal Recipients - Penrose Medalists". Geological Society of America. Retrieved 14 February 2011. 
  5. ^ "Daniel Giraud Elliot Medal". National Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 16 February 2011.