Charles F. Scott (engineer)

Charles F. Scott
Born (1864-09-19)September 19, 1864
Athens, Ohio
Died December 17, 1944(1944-12-17) (aged 80)
Notable awards IEEE Edison Medal (1929)

Charles Felton Scott (September 19, 1864 in Athens, Ohio December 17, 1944) was an electrical engineer, professor at Yale University and known for the Scott connection.[1][2]

He graduated from Ohio State University in 1885 and went on to graduate study at Johns Hopkins University. Scott joined the engineering staff of the Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company in Pittsburgh, PA, in 1888. He assisted the inventor Nikola Tesla with his work on the alternating-current induction motor. Scott also carried out experimental high voltage transmission line work at Telluride, Colorado with Ralph D. Mershon.

He was president of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE later IEEE).[3] He received the 1929 AIEE Edison Medal.


  1. Brittain, J. E. (2007). "Electrical Engineering Hall of Fame: Charles F. Scott". Proceedings of the IEEE. 95 (4): 836–839. doi:10.1109/JPROC.2006.892488.
  2. "Charles Scott, 80, Electrical Expert, Yale Professor Emeritus is dead". The New York Times. December 19, 1944. Retrieved December 24, 2012.
  3. "Charles F. Scott". IEEE Global History Network. IEEE. Retrieved 8 August 2011.
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