A. Scott Offutt, 85, retired president and board chairman of the old First National Bank of Washington, died April 12 at a hospital in Delray Beach, Fla., after a heart attack.

Mr. Offutt, who lived in Delray Beach, was a past president of the D.C. Bankers Association and had been a director of the Federal Reserve Bank in Richmond.

A native of Rockville, Mr. Offutt began his career in banking in 1917 as a runner at the old Continental Trust Co. and later became a teller at the old National Capital Bank. From 1921 to 1944, he worked for the old City Bank of Washington, where he became a vice president and director.

During the late 1940s, he held the same positions with the old Union Trust Co. He became the president and a director of the old Anacostia National Bank in 1951. In 1960, he was elected president and board chairman of First National Bank. He retired in 1967 and moved to Florida about 1970.

He was a Mason and a member of the Society of the Cincinnati, the Sons of the American Revolution and the Columbia Country Club.

His first wife, Mildred Hendricks Offutt, died in 1972. Survivors include his wife, Gertrude V. Offutt of Delray Beach; one daughter by his first marriage, Susanne O. Graham of Keswick, Va.; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.