Don Alonzo Watson

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Don Alonzo Watson (June 15, 1807 – January 1, 1892) was a Rochester, New York businessman and philanthropist who, with Hiram Sibley helped found Western Union. Watson purchased a building for Rochester Homeopathic Hospital which became Genesee Hospital in Rochester.[1] Watson also endowed a professorship to the University of Rochester in acknowledgment of the college's achievements in Political Science and History.[2] He is buried near Sibley in Mount Hope Cemetery.


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