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 William Marvin Watson

William Marvin Watson

Birth
Oakhurst, San Jacinto County, Texas, USA
Death 26 Nov 2017 (aged 93)
The Woodlands, Montgomery County, Texas, USA
Burial Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
Plot Section:Monument Hill, Section 2 (H2) Row:C Number:19
Memorial ID 185544438 · View Source
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Presidential Cabinet Secretary. He served as the 58th Postmaster General of the United States from April 26, 1968 to January 20, 1969. He attended Baylor University on a music scholarship and later served in the United States Navy during the Second World War. In 1948 he worked for then-Rep. Lyndon B. Johnson during Johnson's campaign for the United States Senate. He continued to be a "Johnson Man" throughout his political career. He later served as the chairman of the Texas Democratic Party and in 1960, helped run the Kennedy-Johnson campaign in Texas. In 1964 he helped organize the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey. In 1965 he became the White House Appointments Secretary (basicially White House chief of staff) and helped to coordinate President Johnson's agenda. In 1968 he was appointed to the President's cabinet as Postmaster General and served in this position until January of 1969. After leaving the government, he became an official with Occidental Petroleum. He later turned down an ambassadorship to spend more time with his family. He went on to serve as president of Dallas Baptist College from 1979 to 1987. At his passing, he was the last surviving cabinet-level Postmaster General.

Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye


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  • Originally Created by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
  • Added: 28 Nov 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 185544438
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Marvin Watson (6 Jun 1924–26 Nov 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 185544438, citing Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .