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Albert Galiton Watkins

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Preceded by  William M. Cocke
Name  Albert Watkins

Preceded by  Nathaniel G. Taylor
Role  Politician
Succeeded by  T.A.R. Nelson
Alma mater  Tennessee
Albert Galiton Watkins Albert Galiton Watkins 1818 1895 Genealogy
Born  May 5, 1818 Jefferson City, Tennessee (1818-05-05)
Profession  minister lawyer politician
Died  December 5, 1895, Mooresburg, Tennessee, United States

Political party  Whig Democratic Party
Succeeded by  William M. Churchwell

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.


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. 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.


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