Bo Watson

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Bo Watson
President pro tempore of the Tennessee Senate
Assumed office
January 10, 2012
Preceded by Jamie Woodson
Member of the Tennessee Senate
from the 11th district
Assumed office
January 9, 2007
Preceded by  ???
Personal details
Born (1960-10-21) October 21, 1960 (age 54)
Political party Republican
Children Grey
Alma mater University of Tennessee,
Religion United Methodism
Website Official website

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]


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]


  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]