Albert Galiton Watkins

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Albert Galiton Watkins
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1853
Preceded by William M. Cocke
Succeeded by William M. Churchwell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1859
Preceded by Nathaniel G. Taylor
Succeeded by T.A.R. Nelson
Member of the Tennessee House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born (1818-05-05)May 5, 1818
Jefferson City, Tennessee
Died December 5, 1895(1895-12-05) (aged 77)
Mooresburg, Tennessee
Political party


Democratic Party
Alma mater Holston College, Tennessee

minister lawyer

Religion Christian

Albert Galiton Watkins (May 5, 1818 – December 5, 1895) was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives.


Watkins was born near Jefferson City, Tennessee on May 5, 1818. He graduated from Holston College in Tennessee and studied law. He was admitted to the bar and began private practice at Panther Springs, Tennessee in 1839.[1]


In 1845, Watkins was a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives. He was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first and Thirty-second Congresses representing Tennessee's 2nd congressional district. He served from March 4, 1849 to March 3, 1853. He was an unsuccessful candidate for re-election in 1852 to the Thirty-third Congress.

After the districts had been reapportioned, he was elected to represent Tennessee's 1st congressional district as a member of the Democratic Party in both the Thirty-fourth and the Thirty-fifth Congresses. During that time, he served from March 4, 1855 to March 3, 1859.[2] He was not a candidate for re-election in 1858.


Watkins engaged in the ministry and died in Mooresburg, Hawkins County, Tennessee on November 9, 1895. He was interred in Westview Cemetery in Jefferson City, Tennessee.[3]


  1. ^ "Albert Galiton Watkins". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 20 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Albert Galiton Watkins". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 20 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Albert Galiton Watkins". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 20 March 2013. 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
William M. Cocke
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
William M. Churchwell
Preceded by
Nathaniel G. Taylor
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
Thomas A. R. Nelson