Gordon (Scotty) Scott, 72, a printer of the Washington Post for more than 45 years, died of a cerebral hemorrhage Wednesday at Providence Hospital in Washington.

Mr. Scott began work at The Post as an apprentice printer in 1922, and became a journeyman printer in 1927. Except for a brief stint of about a year in the 1910's at the Government Printing Office, he worked at The Post until he retired in 1970.

He began at The Post as a linotype operator and later worked in the proof room. He was known to his friends as a meticulous worker, with a keen eye for errors, and was an especially avid reader of the editorial pages.

While Mr. Scott was well known to fellow workers as a scholarly individual with a vast range of knowledge, he was also known as a racing enthusiast and a man who was a keen judge of the track.

He was born in Washington and was a graduate of Central High School.

Besides his jobs at The Post and the GPO he had worked for a time as a custom type-setter in Cleveland, and for a printing firm on 11th Street, NW.

Mr. Scott's father, Frank M. Scott, was cashier at The Washington Post for many years.

Mr. Scott was an active member of the Elks.

He is survived by his wife, Winifred G., of the home in Hyattsville, and a brother, Morrison M., of West Lake Village, Calif.