Cooper K. Watson
|Cooper Kinderdine Watson|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 9th district
March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857
|Preceded by||Frederick W. Green|
|Succeeded by||Lawrence W. Hall|
June 10, 1810|
Jefferson County, Kentucky
|Died||May 20, 1880
|Resting place||Greenlawn Cemetery, Tiffin|
|Spouse(s)||Caroline S. Durkee|
Born in Jefferson County, Kentucky, Watson pursued preparatory studies. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Delaware, Ohio. He moved to Marion, Ohio. He was an unsuccessful candidate for prosecuting attorney of Marion County in 1839. He moved to Tiffin, Ohio, and practiced law for twenty years or more.
Watson was elected as a Republican and Oppositionist to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855–March 3, 1857). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1856 to the Thirty-fifth Congress. He resumed the practice of law. He moved to Sandusky, Ohio. He served as member of the State constitutional convention in 1871. He was appointed judge of the court of common pleas in 1876 and served until his death in Sandusky, Ohio, May 20, 1880. He was interred in Greenlawn Cemetery, Tiffin, Ohio.
In 1830 Watson married Caroline S. Durkee, who survived him with four children.
- Reed, George Irving; Randall, Emilius Oviatt; Greve, Charles Theodore, eds. (1897). Bench and Bar of Ohio: a Compendium of History and Biography 1. Chicago: Century Publishing and Engraving Company. pp. 321–323.
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