John Witherspoon Scott
The Rev. Dr. John Witherspoon Scott (January 22, 1800-November 29, 1892) was an American Presbyterian minister, academic and college administrator. His daughter Caroline Harrison became First Lady of the United States after her husband Benjamin Harrison was elected as president.
Early life and education
Marriage and family
Scott married Mary Potts Neal. His children included Caroline Harrison.
After teaching for several years in Cincinnati, Scott returned to Oxford in 1849, having been appointed as the first president of the Presbyterian Oxford Female Institute. His daughter Caroline graduated from there in 1852.
After his wife's death, Scott lived with President and Mrs. Harrison in the White House during their term. Both his daughter and he died there in 1892, he a month after her.