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Albert Galiton Watkins

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Albert Galiton Watkins
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1853
Preceded byWilliam M. Cocke
Succeeded byWilliam M. Churchwell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1859
Preceded byNathaniel G. Taylor
Succeeded byT.A.R. Nelson
Member of the Tennessee House of Representatives
In office
1845
Personal details
Born(1818-05-05)May 5, 1818
Jefferson City, Tennessee
DiedNovember 9, 1895(1895-11-09) (aged 77)
Mooresburg, Tennessee
Political partyWhig Democratic Party
Alma materHolston College, Tennessee
Professionminister

lawyer

politician

Albert Galiton Watkins (May 5, 1818 – November 9, 1895) was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives.

Biography

Watkins was born near Jefferson City, Tennessee, on May 5, 1818. He graduated from Holston College in Tennessee and studied law. He was admitted to the bar and began private practice at Panther Springs, Tennessee, in 1839.[1]

Career

In 1845, Watkins was a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives. He was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first and Thirty-second Congresses representing Tennessee's 2nd congressional district. He served from March 4, 1849, to March 3, 1853. He was an unsuccessful candidate for re-election in 1852 to the Thirty-third Congress.

After the districts had been reapportioned, he was elected to represent Tennessee's 1st congressional district as a member of the Democratic Party in both the Thirty-fourth and the Thirty-fifth Congresses. During that time, he served from March 4, 1855, to March 3, 1859.[2] He was not a candidate for re-election in 1858.

Death

Watkins engaged in the ministry and died in Mooresburg, Hawkins County, Tennessee, on November 9, 1895. He was interred in Westview Cemetery in Jefferson City, Tennessee.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Albert Galiton Watkins". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved March 20, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Albert Galiton Watkins". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved March 20, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Albert Galiton Watkins". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved March 20, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William M. Cocke
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 2nd congressional district

1849-1853
Succeeded by
William M. Churchwell
Preceded by
Nathaniel G. Taylor
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 1st congressional district

1855-1859
Succeeded by
Thomas A. R. Nelson
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