Q.U. Watson

Quintus Ultimus Watson

Full Name: Quintus Ultimus Watson
Date of birth: July 2, 1874
Date of death: November 14, 1929

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 19 Jan 10, 1911 - Jan 12, 1915 33rd (1) (2)   32nd (3)   33rd (1) (2)   Democrat Giddings / Lee Senate President Pro Tempore (33rd)   Bastrop, Burleson, Lee, Washington
S 19 Jan 8, 1907 - Jan 10, 1911 31st (4) (5) (6)   30th (7)   31st (4) (5) (6)   Democrat Giddings / Lee Senate President Pro Tempore (31st)   Bastrop, Burleson, Lee, Washington

(1) 33rd Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected 10/21/1914, 3rd C.S. Senate Journal.
(2) 33rd Legislature - Roll Call, holdover Senators elected on 11/8/1910 for a full period of four years, 1/14/1913, pp. 1-3. Senate Journal.
(3) 32nd Legislature - Roll Call of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/10/1911, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.
(4) 31st Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected 3/13/1909, Regular Session. Senate Journal.
(5) Democrat; roster of members of the 31st Legislature with biographical and party information. "Year Book 1909," Number 13, May-June 1910, pp. 408-415. Bulletin (Texas Department of Agriculture), 1910.
(6) 31st Legislature - Roll Call of holdover Senators, 1/12/1909, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.
(7) 30th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/8/1907, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch, Quintus Ultimus Watson, Texas Under Many Flags, 1930, Volume II, p. 205. Born 7/2/1874 in Washington County, Texas. (Created 7/21/2009.) HeritageQuest Online.
  • Obituary and photo, "Quintus U. Watson, Ex-State Senator, Dies at Age of 55," "Austin Friends Mourn for Watson," 11/14/1929, pp. 1, 19. Funeral, "Watson Rites to Be Sunday at Birthplace: Giddings Lodge to Conduct Ex-Senator's Funeral at Burton; Houston Bar Passes Resolution," "Capitol Flags at Half Mast," 11/15/1929, p. 40. Includes memorial resolution of the Houston Bar Association. Houston Chronicle.

Other Resources

  • "Senator Q.U. Watson is Acting Governor," 1/9/1915, p. 3, col. 3. Dallas Morning News.
  • Obituary and photo, "Quintus Watson, Widely Known in State Legislative and Legal Circles, Is Dead," 11/15/1929. Dallas Morning News.
  • Quintus U. Watson, birth date 7/2/1874 in Burton, Texas; death date 11/14/1929 in Houston, Harris County; attorney. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Quintus Ultimus Watson, birth date 7/2/1874; permanent home address in Giddings, Lee County, Texas; attorney at law; draft registration 9/12/1918 in Lee County. FamilySearch United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  • Quintus U. Watson (1874-1929), burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Burton, Washington County. Find a Grave.

Photographs

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

33rd R.S. - 1913
Congressional Districts  
Constitutional Amendments  
Insurance, Statistics and History (Chair) 
Judiciary No. 1  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Rules  
Senatorial Districts  
State Affairs  
32nd R.S. - 1911
Agricultural and Mechanical College, Legislature Visitation Arrangements  
Congressional Districts  
Educational Affairs  
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary No. 1  
Judiciary No. 2 (Chair) 
Military Affairs  
Public Debt, Claims and Accounts  
Public Health  
Rules  
31st R.S. - 1909
Constitutional Amendments  
Insurance, Statistics and History  
Judicial Districts (Chair) 
Judiciary No. 2  
Public Debt, Claims and Accounts  
Public Printing  
State Penitentiaries  
30th R.S. - 1907
Agricultural Affairs  
Counties and County Boundaries  
Insurance, Statistics and History  
Judicial Districts (Chair) 
Judiciary No. 2  
Public Debts, Claims and Accounts  
Public Printing  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
State Penitentiaries  

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