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  Watson, Albert
NameAlbert Watson
Columbia, South Carolina , United States
Born August 30, 1922
DiedSeptember 25, 1994 (72 years)
Contributoreddy 9_99
Last ModifedRBH
Aug 04, 2015 08:24pm
Infoborn in Sumter, S.C., August 30, 1922; attended the public schools of Columbia and North Greenville Junior College; graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law at Columbia in 1950; commenced practice in Columbia, S.C., in 1951; during the Second World War served in the United States Army Air Corps as a weather specialist (sergeant) in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations, 1942-1946; served in the State general assembly, 1955-1958 and 1961-1962; national chairman, Voice of Democracy Program, United States Junior Chamber of Commerce, in 1957; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-eighth and Eighty-ninth Congresses and served from March 4, 1963, until he resigned from the Eighty-ninth Congress, February 1, 1965, after being stripped of seniority by House Democratic Caucus because of his support of the Republican presidential candidate; reelected as a Republican in a special election, June 15, 1965, to fill the vacancy caused by his own resignation; reelected to the Ninetieth and Ninety-first Congresses and served from June 15, 1965, to January 3, 1971; was not a candidate for reelection in 1970 to the Ninety-second Congress, but was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of South Carolina in 1970; served as an administrative law judge, Social Security Administration; was a resident of Columbia, S.C., until his death on September 25, 1994.


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  11/03/1970 SC Governor Lost 45.63% (-6.05%)
  11/05/1968 SC District 2 Won 57.58% (+15.17%)
  11/08/1966 SC District 2 Won 64.34% (+28.68%)
  06/15/1965 SC District 2 - Special Election Won 59.06% (+18.11%)
  11/03/1964 SC District 2 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/1962 SC District 2 Won 52.84% (+5.67%)
  06/26/1962 SC District 2 - D Runoff Won 51.83% (+3.66%)
  06/12/1962 SC District 2 - D Primary Won 33.89% (+8.99%)
US House Speaker - Jan 04, 1965 I No Preference
SC US President - Nov 03, 1964 R Barry M. Goldwater
US President National Vote - Nov 03, 1964 R Barry M. Goldwater
SC US President - Nov 08, 1960 R Richard M. Nixon