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John Scott (1792-1868)

John Scott was born at Copmanthorpe near York. He entered the Wesleyan ministry at the age of nineteen and exercised an active ministry for fifty-six years. Scott served as President of Conference in 1843 and 1852.

Scott's most significant contribution to Methodism was in the field of education. As chairman of the Education Committee, he was instrumental in the establishing of the Wesleyan day-school system. He was also active in promoting the building of the Westminster Teacher Training College and served as its principal from 1851 until his death.

Source: Minutes of Conference 1868 and Encyclopedia of World Methodism (1974)

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