ISAAC MACBURNEY SCOTT, WHEELING
From: West Virginians
Published by The West Virginia Biographical Association, 1928
Submitted by Linda Fluharty.
Isaac MacBurney Scott, president of the Wheeling Steel Corporation, has been identified with iron and steel enterprises in the Middle West for nearly half a century. He is now also a director of the American Iron & Steel Institute; the National Bank of West Virginia, Wheeling; Citizens Mutual Trust Company, Wheeling; First National Bank at Pittsburgh; Peoples Savings & Trust Company, Pittsburgh.
Mr. Scott entered the work which has been his life interest at the age of 17, in 1883, in the shipping department of the Aetna Iron & Nail Company, Bridgeport, Ohio, and was with this firm and its successors, the Aetna Standard Iron & Steel Company until 1893. In 1893 he was elected secretary and treasurer of the Beaver Tin Plate Company, Lisbon, Ohio. In 1898 he returned to the Aetna Standard Iron & Steel Company as secretary, continuing as such until 1899, when that company was acquired by the American Sheet Steel Company. He then became general auditor of the American Sheet Steel Company, with offices in New York City, and filled that post until 1903.
He was elected treasurer of La Belle Iron Works, Steubenville, Ohio, in September, 1903, and was made president in June, 1904. In 1912 he resigned to organize the Wheeling Sheet & Tin Plate Company, and erected a tin plate plant at Yorkville, Ohio, in 1913. In July, 1914, he consolidated this company with the Wheeling Steel & Iron Company and was elected president. He was made president of the Wheeling Steel Corporation in 1920, when this corporation was formed - through merger of the Wheeling Steel & Iron Company, Whitaker -Glessner Company and La Belle Iron Works.
Mr. Scott was born February 19, 1866, in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, son of Doctor William Briar and Mary (Boyd) Scott, and was educated in the public schools of Morristown, Ohio. He married, January 1, 1890, Flora B. Dickerson of Mount Pleasant, Ohio. He has three sons, Hugh Briar Scott, assistant general sales manager, Wheeling Steel Corporation; Henry Dickinson Scott, assistant vice-president, Wheeling Steel Corporation, and Arthur MacBurney Scott, a student at Yale University.
He is a member of the Fort Henry Club, Wheeling; Wheeling Country Club; Duquesne Club, Pittsburgh; Ohio Society of New York, New York City. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church.