Bo Watson

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Bo Watson
Member of the Tennessee Senate
from the 11th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 9, 2007
Personal details
Born (1960-10-21) October 21, 1960 (age 53)
Political party Republican
Children Grey
Residence Hixson, TN
Alma mater University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Profession Physical Therapist
Religion United Methodist
Website http://www.bowatson.org/

Bo Watson (born October 21, 1960) is an American politician and a Republican member of the Tennessee Senate.[1] He was first elected as a State Senator for the 105th Tennessee General Assembly, having previously served as a State Representative during the 104th General Assembly. Bo Watson represents the 11th district, which encompasses part of Hamilton County.[1] In July 2011, he became Speaker pro tempore in the Tennessee Senate.[2]

Biography[edit]

Bo Watson was born on October 21, 1960.[1] He attended high school at the Baylor School, a private school located in Chattanooga, Tennessee where he was a State Champion in Wrestling. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 1983 with a B.A. in Biology. He received his education and training in physical therapy at the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences in Memphis, TN. and has been a practicing physical therapist for 26 years. He is currently the Director of Sports Medicine and Therapy Services at HCA-Parkridge Medical Center in Chattanooga, TN.

He is a member of the Pachyderm Club, Habitat for Humanity, and a volunteer for the American Heart Association.[1] He is a past Board member of Relay For Life and the University of Tennessee National Alumni Association.[1]

He is a Methodist, and he has one child.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Capitol biography
  2. ^ Chas Sisk, 'Bo Watson to be next speaker pro tempore', The Tennessean, April 15, 2011 [1]