December 18, 1842: Senator Nathan B. Scott Born

Dec 18, 2014

Scott quickly amassed a fortune in business and banking. He then moved to nearby Wheeling, where he accumulated even more wealth as president of the Central Glass Company. He also made hefty sums of money in the coal industry and founded Dollar Savings and Trust, which is now WesBanco.
Credit e-wv, The West Virginia Encyclopedia online. / e-WV

Businessman and U.S. Senator Nathan B. Scott was born in Ohio on December 18, 1842. From a meager start as a boy working in a general store, he eventually would become one of the four richest men in West Virginia. After serving in the Union Army during the Civil War, Scott became a glass manufacturer in Bellaire, Ohio. He quickly amassed a fortune in business and banking.