The New International Encyclopædia/Scott, Austin
SCOTT, Austin (1849- ). An American educator, born in Maumee, Ohio. He graduated at Yale in 1869, spent a year in graduate study at the University of Michigan, and in 1871-73 studied history at Berlin and Leipzig. From 1873 to 1875 he was instructor in German at the University of Michigan; became in 1876 an associate in history in the newly established Johns Hopkins University, where he organized and directed the seminary of American history. During this period he also assisted George Bancroft in collecting and arranging the material for his History of the Constitution of the United States. In 1883 he became professor of history and economics at Rutgers College, New Brunswick, N. J., and in 1890 succeeded Merrill E. Gates in the presidency of the institution.