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 William Tharp Watson

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William Tharp Watson

Birth
Milford, Kent County, Delaware, USA
Death 14 Apr 1917 (aged 67)
Milford, Kent County, Delaware, USA
Burial Milford, Kent County, Delaware, USA
Memorial ID 7880703 View Source
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Delaware Governor. As a successful businessman and banker, he entered politics and was a member of the Delaware State Senate (1893-95). When Governor Joshua H. Marvil died in office in 1895, Watson, who was president of the Delaware State Senate at the time, assumed became the 51st Delaware Governor, serving 1895-97. During his term a dispute erupted involving Anthony Higgins, who had been a U.S. Senator for six years and whether he had a Republican majority in the Delaware Assembly necessary for his reelection. The struggle ended when the U.S. Senate refusing any agreement for the seat, which left Delaware with a senatorial vacancy. After leaving office, Watson retired from politics and resumed his former business interests until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 19 Sep 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7880703
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7880703/william-tharp-watson : accessed ), memorial page for William Tharp Watson (22 Jun 1849–14 Apr 1917), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7880703, citing Milford Community Cemetery Old, Milford, Kent County, Delaware, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .