John C. Watts
|John C. Watts|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 6th district
April 4, 1951 – September 24, 1971
|Preceded by||Thomas R. Underwood|
|Succeeded by||William P. Curlin, Jr.|
July 9, 1902|
|Died||September 24, 1971
|Political party||Democratic Party|
|Alma mater||University of Kentucky|
Born in Nicholasville, Kentucky, Watts attended the public schools. He was graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1925 and from its law school in 1927. He was admitted to the bar in 1927 and commenced the practice of law in Nicholasville, Kentucky. Also operated a farm. Police judge of Nicholasville, Kentucky from 1929 to 1933. County attorney of Jessamine County, Kentucky from 1933 to 1945. He served as member of the State house of representatives in 1947 and 1948, serving as floor leader. He served as commissioner of motor transportation for State of Kentucky 1948-1951.
Watts was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-second Congress, by special election, April 4, 1951, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Thomas R. Underwood. He was reelected to the ten succeeding Congresses and served from April 4, 1951, until his death in Lexington, Kentucky, September 24, 1971. He was interred in Maple Grove Cemetery, Nicholasville, Kentucky.
|United States House of Representatives|
Thomas R. Underwood
|U.S. Representative from Kentucky's 6th congressional district
April 14, 1951-September 24, 1971
William P. Curlin, Jr.
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