Charles Felton Scott

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.  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). He received the 1929 AIEE Edison Medal.