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Albert Galiton WATKINS

(1818-1895)

WATKINS, Albert Galiton, a Representative from Tennessee; born near Jefferson City, Jefferson County, Tenn., May 5, 1818; was graduated from Holston College, Tennessee; studied law; was admitted to the bar and began practice at Panther Springs, Tenn., in 1839; member of the State house of representatives in 1845; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first and Thirty-second Congresses (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1853); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1852 to the Thirty-third Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fourth and Thirty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1859); was not a candidate for renomination in 1858; engaged in the ministry; died in Mooresburg, Hawkins County, Tenn., November 9, 1895; interment in Westview Cemetery, Jefferson City, Tenn.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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