Albert Galiton Watkins

Albert Galiton Watkins (* May 5, 1818 in Jefferson City, Jefferson County, Tennessee, † November 9, 1895 in Mooresburg, Tennessee ) was an American politician. Between 1849 and 1859 he represented two times the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Albert Watkins visited the Holston College. After a subsequent study of law and qualifying as a lawyer, he began to work in his new profession from 1839 in Panther Springs. Politically, he joined the Whig party to. In 1845 he was elected to the House of Representatives from Tennessee. In the congressional elections of 1848, Watkins was in the second electoral district of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of William Michael Cocke on March 4, 1849. After a re-election in 1850, he was initially able to complete two terms in Congress until March 3, 1853. In 1852, he defeated Democrat William Montgomery Churchwell.

After his preliminary leaving the U.S. House of Representatives Watkins stepped over to the Democratic Party. In the elections of 1854 he was appointed as their candidate in the first district of the State of re-elected to Congress, where he Nathaniel Green Taylor replaced on March 4, 1855. After a re-election in 1856 he was able to March 3, 1859 two legislative periods spent in the House of Representatives. These were determined by the events and discussions that preceded the Civil War. In 1858, Watkins gave up another candidacy.

After his final retirement from Congress Watkins retired from politics and became a pastor. He died on November 9, 1895 in Mooresburg and was buried in his birthplace of Jefferson City.