|President pro tempore of the Tennessee Senate|
January 10, 2012
|Preceded by||Jamie Woodson|
|Member of the Tennessee Senate
from the 11th district
January 9, 2007
|Born||October 21, 1960|
|Alma mater||University of Tennessee,
Bo Watson (born October 21, 1960) is an American politician and a Republican member of the Tennessee Senate. 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. In July 2011, he became Speaker pro tempore in the Tennessee Senate.
Bo Watson was born on October 21, 1960. 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. He is a past Board member of Relay For Life and the University of Tennessee National Alumni Association.