Walter Allen Watson

Walter Allen Watson

Birth
Jennings Ordinary, Nottoway County, Virginia, USA
Death 24 Dec 1919 (aged 52)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Nottoway County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 24043932 · View Source
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US Congressman. He graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in 1887 and the University of Virginia Law School in 1889, afterwards becoming an attorney in Nottoway County. He served in the Virginia Senate from 1891 to 1895 and was Nottoway County Commonwealth Attorney from 1895 to 1904. Watson was a member of Virginia's state Democratic Committee from 1901 to 1902. In 1904 he became a Virginia Circuit Court Judge, serving until 1912. In 1912 he was elected to the United States House of Representatives. He was reelected three times and served from March, 1913 until his death from mastoiditis at Washington's Episcopal Ear, Eye and Throat Hospital. He was also an amateur historian, and authored "Notes on Southside Virginia," which was published in 1925 and remains a valuable reference on Virginia's genealogy, historic sites and notable people.

Bio by: Bill McKern



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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Walter Allen Watson (25 Nov 1867–24 Dec 1919), Find a Grave Memorial no. 24043932, citing Woodland-Watson Cemetery, Nottoway County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .