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WATSON-CHANG (Soundex W325) — See also CHANG, WATSON.

  Watson-Chang, Gail — also known as Gail Chiang-Watson — of Christiansted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands. Independent candidate for Virgin Islands legislature from St. Croix, 2000. Female. Still living as of 2000.


WATSON-COLEMAN (Soundex W325)

  Watson Coleman, Bonnie (b. 1945) — also known as Bonnie Watson — of Ewing, Mercer County, N.J. Born in Camden, Camden County, N.J., February 6, 1945. Democrat. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly 15th District, 1998-2014; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 2000, 2004, 2008; New Jersey Democratic state chair, 2002-06; member of Democratic National Committee from New Jersey, 2004; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 12th District, 2015-. Female. African ancestry. Member, Alpha Kappa Alpha. Still living as of 2018.
  Relatives: Daughter of John S. Watson (1924-1996).
  See also congressional biography — Wikipedia article


WATSON-FRITH (Soundex W325) — See also FRITH, WATSON.

  Watson-Frith, Rosemary — of California. Natural Law candidate for U.S. Representative from California 30th District, 1996. Female. Still living as of 1996.


WATSTEIN (Soundex W323) — See also GOTTSTEIN, GROTSTEIN, GUTSTEIN, HARTSTEIN, KANTSTEIN, ROTSTEIN, STEIN, WATSON, WETTSTEIN, WHETSTONE, WHITESTONE, WITTSTEIN.

  Watstein, Harry — Socialist. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Connecticut 3rd District, 1938. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.


WATT (Soundex W300) — See also HATT, HEWATT, HOWATT, MOWATT, RINEWATT, WAIT, WAITE, WAITT, WATTAM, WATTAWA, WATTAY, WATTER, WATTERS, WATTIE, WATTIGNY, WATTLES, WATTLEY, WATTS, WATTSON, WATTY, WAYTE, WITT, WYATT.

  WATT: See also Watt T. Brown — J. Watt Brown — Watt Davis — Watt H. Gragg — Thomas Watt Gregory — Henry G. Hager — P. Watt Hardin — William Wharton Heidelbaugh — Emma Watt McIntire — Elijah Sells — Watt Yeiser
  Watt, Alexander — of Savannah, Chatham County, Ga. Postmaster at Savannah, Ga., 1788-93. Burial location unknown.
  Watt, Alexander — of Cheney, Spokane County, Wash. Postmaster at Cheney, Wash., 1901. Burial location unknown.
  Watt, Allen See L. Allen Watt
  Watt, Clyde See J. Clyde Watt
  Watt, Clyde — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Prohibition candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1946, 1948, 1950; Prohibition candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 15th District, 1952. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Watt, Ethel Jocelyn — of Michigan. Republican. Candidate for University of Michigan board of regents, 1957. Female. Still living as of 1957.
  Watt, Flint C. — of Ionia, Ionia County, Mich. Republican. Lawyer; law partner of Douglas Welch; candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 25th District, 1950. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Watt, G. Gordon — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1928. Burial location unknown.
  Watt, Gordon See G. Gordon Watt
  Watt, Harry E. — of Sussex County, N.J. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Sussex County, 1937. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Watt, J. Clyde (1875-1937) — of Saranac, Ionia County, Mich.; Ionia, Ionia County, Mich. Born in Saranac, Ionia County, Mich., October 4, 1875. Lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Ionia County, 1905-08; Ionia County Prosecuting Attorney, 1917-20. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Died July 1, 1937 (age 61 years, 270 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel A. Watt and Alice A. (Cotton) Watt; married, March 1, 1905, to S. Pearl Flint.
  Watt, James — of Kings County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Kings County 4th District, 1873. Burial location unknown.
  Watt, James Gaius (b. 1938) — also known as James G. Watt — Born January 31, 1938. Legislative assistant to Sen. Milward L. Simpson, 1962-66; U.S. Secretary of the Interior, 1981-83. Pentecostal. Member, Alpha Tau Omega. Still living as of 2014.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Watt, James R. — of Albany, Albany County, N.Y. Republican. Mayor of Albany, N.Y., 1918-21. Interment at Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, N.Y.
  Watt, Jim — Republican. Member of Florida state house of representatives 80th District; elected 1978. Still living as of 1978.
  Watt, L. Allen — of Winchester, Scott County, Ill. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1940. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Watt, Linda Ellen — of Florida. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Ambassador to Panama, 2002-. Female. Still living as of 2002.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Watt, Mel See Melvin L. Watt
  Watt, Melvin L. (b. 1945) — also known as Mel Watt — of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C. Born in Steele Creek, Mecklenburg County, N.C., August 26, 1945. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state senate, 1985-87; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 12th District, 1993-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008. Presbyterian. African ancestry. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Watt, Rolla V. — of San Francisco, Calif. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Watt, Samuel, Jr. — of Ada, Hardin County, Ohio. Republican. Postmaster at Ada, Ohio, 1881. Burial location unknown.
  Watt, Thomas J. — of Columbus, Muscogee County, Ga. Democrat. Postmaster at Columbus, Ga., 1885-93. Burial location unknown.
  Watt, William — of Leonard, Cass County, N.Dak. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 1948. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Watt, William W. — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Republican. Member of Pennsylvania state senate 1st District, 1870. Burial location unknown.


WATTAM (Soundex W350) — See also BATTAMS, COTTAM, ETTAMAE, UTTAM, WATMOUGH, WATT, WATTAWA, WATTAY, WHITHAM, WHITTAM, WITHAM, WITHEM.

  Wattam, G. S. — of Warren, Marshall County, Minn. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1896. Burial location unknown.


WATTAWA (Soundex W300) — See also ATTAWAY, HATTAWAY, OTTAWAY, STAWARZ, TAWANA, WATT, WATTAM, WATTAY, WESTAWAY, WETTAW.

  Wattawa, John — of Wisconsin. Presidential Elector for Wisconsin, 1892. Burial location unknown.
  Wattawa, John — of Washington, D.C. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 1940, 1944 (alternate; member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1948. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.


WATTAY (Soundex W300) — See also RATTAY, WATT, WATTAM, WATTAWA, WATTIE, WATTY, WETTAW, WHITTOW, WHITTY, WITHEE, WITHEY, WITTEY, WITTY.

  Wattay, Paul F. — of Adelphi, Prince George's County, Md. Republican. Candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Maryland, 1968. Still living as of 1968.


WATTENBARGER (Soundex W351) — See also BATTENBERG, BUFFENBARGER, CLATTENBURG, EISENBARTH, HAGENBARTH, HATTENBACH, HATTENBURG, LUTTENBACHER, MCWATTERS, PLATTENBURG, POFFENBARGER, RATTENBURY, RITTENBAND, SHINBARGER, STIENBARGER, WATTENMAKER, WATTER, WATTERS, WATTERSON, WHITTENBERGER, WOLFINBARGER.

  Wattenbarger, N. J. — of Milan, Sullivan County, Mo. Republican. Candidate for Missouri state house of representatives from Sullivan County, 1934. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.


WATTENMAKER (Soundex W352) — See also BEUTTENMULLER, ENTENMANN, KASTENMEIER, MCWATTERS, SCHOONMAKER, WANMAKER, WATTENBARGER, WATTER, WATTERS, WATTERSON, WITTENMEYER, WITTENMYER.

  Wattenmaker, Steven (born c.1948) — of San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex.; San Francisco, Calif.; New York. Born about 1948. Socialist. Pipefitter; Socialist Workers candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 20th District, 1972; Socialist Workers candidate for U.S. Senator from New York, 1982. Still living as of 1982.
  See also OurCampaigns candidate detail


WATTER (Soundex W360) — See also EWART, HATTER, MATTER, MCWATTERS, WATHIER, WATT, WATTENBARGER, WATTENMAKER, WATTERS, WATTERSON, WAUTIER, WEART, WEETER, WETER, WETTER, WHITTIER, WITHEROW, WITHROW, WITTER.

  Watter, Cindy Claymore — of Arcata, Humboldt County, Calif. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988. Female. Still living as of 1988.


WATTERS (Soundex W362) — See also MATTERS, MCWATTERS, SAWTER, WATERS, WATRES, WATT, WATTENBARGER, WATTENMAKER, WATTER, WATTERSON, WESTRA, WETTERS, WITTERS.

  WATTERS: See also Ralph Elihu Becker — Ralph Elihu Becker, Jr. — Dow Watters Harter
  Watters, Ballard — of Marshfield, Webster County, Mo. Republican. Candidate for secretary of state of Missouri, 1952. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Watters, David — of New Hampshire. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 2000. Still living as of 2000.
  Watters, Francis A. — of Rome, Oneida County, N.Y. Law Preservation candidate for New York state comptroller, 1932; Dry candidate for delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933. Burial location unknown.
  Watters, John O. — of Utah. Socialist. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Utah 1st District, 1920, 1922. Burial location unknown.
  Watters, Julian A. — Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1892. Burial location unknown.
  Watters, Lorenzo D. — of Akron, Summit County, Ohio. Mayor of Akron, Ohio, 1883-86, 1893-94. Burial location unknown.
  Watters, Mark Phelps — of Provo, Utah County, Utah. Candidate in primary for mayor of Provo, Utah, 1985. Still living as of 1985.
  Watters, Matthew H. (b. 1859) — of Ishpeming, Marquette County, Mich. Born in England, 1859. Republican. Miner; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Marquette County 2nd District, 1899-1900. Burial location unknown.
  Watters, O. — of Ohio. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1868. Burial location unknown.
  Watters, P. K. — of Watsonville, Santa Cruz County, Calif. Mayor of Watsonville, Calif., 1909-11. Burial location unknown.
  Watters, Susan Pamela (b. 1958) — Born in Billings, Yellowstone County, Mont., 1958. U.S. District Judge for Montana, 2013-. Female. Still living as of 2017.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Watters, T. B. — of Klamath Falls, Klamath County, Ore. Mayor of Klamath Falls, Ore., 1929. Burial location unknown.
  Watters, William M. — of Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y. Democrat. Candidate for New York state assembly from Monroe County 2nd District, 1924. Burial location unknown.


WATTERSON (Soundex W362) — See also ATTERSON, BATTERSON, CATTERSON, CHATTERSON, COTTERSON, GUTTERSON, MATTERSON, MCWATTERS, OTTERSON, OUTTERSON, PATTERSON, PETTERSON, SITTERSON, TATTERSON, WATTENBARGER, WATTENMAKER, WATTER, WATTERS, WIETERSEN.

  WATTERSON: See also Frank Watterson Nesbitt
  Watterson, Harvey (1879-1908) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., February 12, 1879. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for New York state assembly, 1906. While trying to close a window in his law office, he fell through the window to his death 110 feet below, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., November 11, 1908 (age 29 years, 273 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Watterson (1840-1921) and Rebecca (Ewing) Watterson (1842-1929); grandson of Harvey Magee Watterson and Andrew Ewing; grandnephew of Edwin Hickman Ewing; second cousin of John Overton Pendleton and James Harlan Cleveland, Jr.; second cousin once removed of Joseph Wheeler Bloodgood.
  Political families: Kidder family of Connecticut; Ewing-Matthews-Watterson-Harrison family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Watterson, Harvey Magee (1811-1891) — also known as Harvey M. Watterson — of Tennessee. Born in Bedford County, Tenn., November 23, 1811. Democrat. Newspaper editor; lawyer; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1835; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 9th District, 1839-43; member of Tennessee state senate, 1845-47; Speaker of the Tennessee State Senate, 1845-47. Died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., October 1, 1891 (age 79 years, 312 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Married to Talitha Black (1812-1884; sister-in-law of Stanley Matthews); father of Henry Watterson (1840-1921); grandfather of Harvey Watterson.
  Political families: Kidder family of Connecticut; Ewing-Matthews-Watterson-Harrison family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
Henry Watterson Watterson, Henry (1840-1921) — also known as "Marse Henry" — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Washington, D.C., February 16, 1840. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; editor, Louisville Courier-Journal newspaper; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1876 (Temporary Chair), 1880 (member, Resolutions Committee; speaker), 1884, 1888 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1892; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 5th District, 1876-77; received the Pulitzer Prize in Journalism, 1918. Methodist. Died in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., December 22, 1921 (age 81 years, 309 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Harvey Magee Watterson and Talitha (Black) Watterson (1812-1884); married to Rebecca Ewing (1842-1929; daughter of Andrew Ewing (1813-1864)); father of Harvey Watterson; first cousin once removed of James Harlan Cleveland, Jr.; first cousin twice removed of Joseph Wheeler Bloodgood.
  Political families: Pendleton-Lee family; Ewing-Matthews-Watterson-Harrison family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)
  Watterson, Paul Ernest — of Apple Grove, Mason County, W.Va. Republican. Candidate for West Virginia state house of delegates 10th District, 1976. Still living as of 1976.


WATTIE (Soundex W300) — See also WAITE, WATT, WATTAY, WATTIGNY, WATTY, WETTAW, WHITTOW, WHITTY, WITHEE, WITHEY, WITTEY, WITTY.

  WATTIE: See also Wattie Bishop


WATTIGNY (Soundex W325) — See also CHATIGNY, DEMARTIGNY, MONTIGNY, RATTIGAN, TIGNER, TIGNOR, WATT, WATTIE.

  Wattigny, Antoine E. — of Kenner, Jefferson Parish, La. Mayor of Kenner, La., 1913-16. Burial location unknown.


WATTLES (Soundex W342) — See also BATTLES, MATTLESER, NATTLES, RATTLESDORFER, SAWTELL, WASTELL, WATT, WATTLEY, WESTALL, WHITTLESEY.

  WATTLES: See also Silas Wattles Cole
  Wattles, Bob — of Orange County, Fla. Democrat. Candidate for Florida state house of representatives 38th District, 1978. Still living as of 1978.
  Wattles, Jervis J. — of Warren, Macomb County, Mich. Republican. Candidate for Michigan state house of representatives 70th District, 1970. Still living as of 1970.
  Wattles, John M. (d. 1893) — of Lapeer, Lapeer County, Mich. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1876. Died in 1893. Burial location unknown.
  Wattles, Nathaniel — of Delaware County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Delaware County, 1797-98. Burial location unknown.
  Wattles, Sluman — of Delaware County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Delaware County, 1799-1800. Burial location unknown.
  Wattles, Thomas B. — of New Hampshire. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 1868. Burial location unknown.
  Wattles, Wallace D. — of Indiana. Socialist. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 8th District, 1908. Burial location unknown.


WATTLEY (Soundex W340) — See also BATTLEY, LITTLEY, MOTTLEY, OTTLEY, RATTLEY, UTTLEY, WATT, WATTLES, WHATLEY, WHEATLEY, WHEATLY, WHEETLEY, WHITLA, WHITLEY, WHITLOW, WHITTLEY.

  Wattley, Thomas J., Jr. — Democrat. Candidate in primary for Texas state house of representatives 110th District, 2002. Still living as of 2002.


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