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Watson, James E. (James Eli), 1863 or 1864-1948

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Personal name headingWatson, James E. (James Eli), 1863 or 1864-1948
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Birth date[1863-11-02, 1864-11-02]
Death date1948-07-29
Place of birthWinchester (Ind.)
Place of deathWashington (D.C.)
AffiliationDePauw University
United States. Congress. House
United States. Congress. House
United States. Congress. Senate
Profession or occupationLegislators Lawyers
Found inNUCMC data from Indiana State Library for Hays, W.H. Papers, 1857-1954 (Watson, James E.)
Biog. dir. U.S. Congress, 1989 (Watson, James Eli, 1864-1948; lawyer; U.S. Representative, 1895-1897, 1899-1909, and Senator, 1916-1933, from Indiana)
WWWA: v. 2 1943-1950 (Watson, James E.; ex-senator; b. Nov. 2, 1863; d. July 29, 1948)
New York Times July 30, 1948: (J.E. Watson dead; Former GOP Whip; He was 84 years old.)
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, viewed on Jan. 24, 2019 (Watson, James Eli, a Representative and a Senator from Indiana; born in Winchester, Randolph County, Ind., November 2, 1864; graduated from De Pauw University, Greencastle, Ind., in 1886; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1886 and commenced practice in Winchester; moved to Rushville, Ind., in 1893 and resumed the practice of law; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1897); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1896; elected to the Fifty-sixth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1899-March 3, 1909); was not a candidate for renomination in 1908; unsuccessful Republican candidate for governor of Indiana in 1908; resumed the practice of law in Rushville, Ind.; elected on November 7, 1916, as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Benjamin F. Shively; reelected in 1920 and 1926, and served from November 8, 1916, to March 3, 1933; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932; majority leader 1929-1933; chairman, Committee on Woman Suffrage (Sixty-sixth Congress), Committee on Revision of the Laws (Sixty-sixth Congress), Committee on Enrolled Bills (Sixty-eighth Congress), Committee on Interstate Commerce (Sixty-ninth and Seventieth Congresses), Republican Conference (Seventy-first and Seventy-second Congresses); continued the practice of law in Washington, D.C., until his death there on July 29, 1948; interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suitland, Maryland)
American National Biography, 1999 (Watson, James Eli; 2 Nov. 1864-29 July 1948)