Cooper K. Watson

Cooper child Pepperdine Watson ( born June 18, 1810 Jefferson County, Kentucky, † May 20, 1880 in Sandusky, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1855 and 1857 he represented the State of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Cooper Watson attended preparatory schools. After a subsequent study of law and qualifying as a lawyer, he began to work in this profession in Delaware ( Ohio). Later he transferred his residence and his law firm to Marion. In 1839, he ran unsuccessfully as a prosecutor in Marion County. Then he moved to Tiffin, where he practiced for over 20 years as a lawyer. In the 1850s he joined the Republican Party, founded at that time.

In the congressional elections of 1854 Watson was in the ninth election district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Frederick W. Green on March 4, 1855. Since he has not been confirmed in 1856, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1857. This was marked by the events leading up to the Civil War.

After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Cooper Watson worked as a lawyer again. He later moved to Sandusky. In 1871 he took part in a constitutional convention of his state as a delegate. From 1876 until his death he served as an appellate judge. He died on 20 May 1880 in Sandusky and was buried in Tiffin.