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Walter Allen WATSON

(1867-1919)

WATSON, Walter Allen, a Representative from Virginia; born in Nottoway County, Va., November 25, 1867; attended “old field” school, and was graduated from Hampden-Sidney College, Virginia, in 1887; studied law in the University of Virginia at Charlottesville in 1888 and 1889; was admitted to the bar in 1893 and commenced practice in Nottoway and adjoining counties of Virginia; member of the State senate 1891-1895; Commonwealth attorney 1895-1904; member of the Democratic State committee in 1901 and 1902; circuit judge of the fourth judicial circuit of Virginia 1904-1912; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1913, until his death in Washington, D.C., December 24, 1919; chairman, Committee on Elections No. 3 (Sixty-fifth Congress); interment in the family cemetery on his estate, “Woodland,” Nottoway County, Va.

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

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