Representative Joseph Otis Watson View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 9/8/1986
Birth Place: Indianola
Birth County: Warren
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 55 (1953) - 56 (1955)
Home County: Warren
Joseph Otis Watson
Warren County
Indianola Warren County Republican. Born in Indianola, Iowa, August 26, 1903. Educated in the public schools of Indianola, Iowa. Graduated from Simpson college in 1925, University of Iowa law school in 1928. County attorney of Warren county, Iowa, 1929-1932. Practiced law in Indianola, Iowa, from June 1928 to present date. Married Betty Gay, February 15 1930. Three children, J. O. III, Richard and John. Member of First Presbyterian church of Indianola, Masonic lodge, Lions club, Iowa State Bar association (life member) and American Bar association. Member of board of governors of Iowa State Bar association. Member of Des Moines club and Des Moines Philatelic society. Served as chairman of Warren county Republican central committee for many years. Serving second term.