Cooper K. Watson

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Cooper Kinderdine Watson
Cooper K. Watson - bench and bar.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 9th district
In office
March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857
Preceded by Frederick W. Green
Succeeded by Lawrence W. Hall
Personal details
Born (1810-06-10)June 10, 1810
Jefferson County, Kentucky
Died May 20, 1880(1880-05-20) (aged 69)
Sandusky, Ohio
Resting place Greenlawn Cemetery, Tiffin
Political party Opposition
Spouse(s) Caroline S. Durkee
Children four

Cooper Kinderdine Watson (June 18, 1810 – May 20, 1880, age 69) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

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.[1]


  1. ^ 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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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Frederick W. Green
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 9th congressional district

March 4, 1855–March 3, 1857
Succeeded by
Lawrence W. Hall