Walter Allen Watson

Walter Allen Watson ( born November 25, 1867 Nottoway County, Virginia; † December 24, 1919 in Washington DC ) was an American politician. Between 1913 and 1919 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Walter Watson attended the public schools of his home. After a subsequent law studies at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and his 1893 was admitted to the bar he began to work in his home in this profession. From 1895 to 1904 he held office as a prosecutor. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. Between 1891 and 1895 he sat in the Senate of Virginia. In the years 1901 and 1902 Watson was a member of the State Board of his party. From 1904 to 1912 he served as judges in the fourth judicial district of Virginia.

In the congressional elections of 1912 Watson was selected in the fourth electoral district of his state in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he became the successor of Robert Turnbull on March 4, 1913. After three re- elections he could remain until his death on 24 December 1919 at the Congress. In this time of the First World War fell. Walter Watson was buried in the family cemetery on the property Woodland in Nottoway County.