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Encyclopedia > Albert Watson (politician)

Albert William Watson (August 30, 1922 - September 25, 1994) was a South Carolina politician. August 30 is the 242nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (243rd in leap years), with 123 days remaining. ... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... September 25 is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32°430N to 35...


Watson was born in Sumter, South Carolina and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He graduated from the University of South Carolina law school in 1950 and opened a law practice in the state capital, Columbia. Watson was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1954, representing Richland County. He served from 1955 to 1958 and from 1961 to 1962. Sumter (IPA: or ) is a city located in Sumter County, South Carolina. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... The University of South Carolina, Columbia (USC or Carolina) is a public, co-educational, research university located in Columbia, South Carolina, United States. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The South Carolina House of Representatives is the lower house of the South Carolina General Assembly. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Richland County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ...


In 1962, Watson won the Democratic nomination for South Carolina's 2nd Congressional District. He faced Floyd Spence, a fellow state representative from neighboring Lexington County who had turned Republican a few months earlier. The election was far closer than expected, with Watson winning by only five percentage points largely due to the support of his mentor, Senator Strom Thurmond. The district, based in Columbia, had been under growing Republican influence for some time. 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Floyd Davidson Spence (April 9, 1928-August 16, 2001) was a Republican politician from South Carolina. ... Lexington County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      Senate composition following 2006 elections The United States Senate is... James Strom Thurmond (December 5, 1902 – June 26, 2003) was an American politician who served as governor of South Carolina and as a United States Senator representing that state. ...


Like Thurmond, Watson was an open and unashamed racist and segregationist. He supported Barry Goldwater's campaign for President in 1964 and headed South Carolina's "Democrats for Goldwater" organization. Partly because of his support for Goldwater, he was reelected without opposition as Goldwater swept the state. However, the Democratic caucus stripped him of his seniority for his support of Goldwater. He resigned on February 1, 1965 and ran as a Republican in a June 15 special election to fill his vacant seat. He won with 69% of the vote, becoming the first Republican to represent South Carolina in the House since Reconstruction. He was comfortably reelected in 1966 and 1968. Manifestations Slavery · Racial profiling · Lynching Hate speech · Hate crime · Hate groups Genocide · Holocaust · Pogrom Ethnocide · Ethnic cleansing · Race war Religious persecution · Gay bashing Movements Discriminatory Aryanism · Neo-Nazism · Supremacism Kahanism Anti-discriminatory Abolitionism · Civil rights · Gay rights Womens/Universal suffrage · Mens rights Childrens rights · Youth rights Disability... The Rex Theatre for Colored People Racial segregation is characterized by separation of different races in daily life when both are doing equal tasks, such as eating in a restaurant, drinking from a water fountain, using a rest room, attending school, going to the movies, or in the rental or... Barry Morris Goldwater (January 1, 1909 – May 29, 1998[1]) was a five-term United States Senator from Arizona (1953–1965, 1969–87) and the Republican Partys nominee for President in the 1964 election. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... June 15 is the 166th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (167th in leap years), with 199 days remaining. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday. ...


In 1970, Watson ran for Governor of South Carolina. He won the Republican nomination due to a major assist from Thurmond, who had become a Republican himself in 1964. However, Watson's open racism caused many Republicans to shy away from him, despite Thurmond's aggressive campaigning for him. Watson lost the election by over 29,000 votes to Democratic Lieutenant Governor John C. West. Historians consider Watson's gubernatorial campaign to be the last openly racist campaign in South Carolina, and one of the last in the South. [1] Ironically, Spence, whom Watson defeated in 1962, succeeded Watson in his House seat. Spence went on to hold the seat for 30 years. 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... A list of South Carolina Governors. ... John C. West (August 27, 1922-March 21, 2004), U.S. Democratic Party politician, He served as Governor of South Carolina from 1971 to 1975. ...


Watson retired from public life and practiced law in Columbia until his death.


 
 

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