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Cooper Kinderdine WATSON

(1810-1880)

WATSON, Cooper Kinderdine, a Representative from Ohio; born in Jefferson County, Ky., June 18, 1810; pursued preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Delaware, Ohio; moved to Marion, Ohio; unsuccessful candidate for prosecuting attorney of Marion County in 1839; moved to Tiffin, Ohio, and practiced law for twenty years or more; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1857); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1856 to the Thirty-fifth Congress; resumed the practice of law; moved to Sandusky, Ohio; member of the State constitutional convention in 1871; appointed judge of the court of common pleas in 1876 and served until his death in Sandusky, Erie County, Ohio, May 20, 1880; interment in Greenlawn Cemetery, Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio.

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

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