Watts, John

LAWYER, POLITICIAN (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)
BORN 27 Aug 1749, New York City, New York - DIED 3 Sep 1836, New York City, New York
GRAVE LOCATION New York City, New York: Trinity Churchyard, Manhattan

John Watts was the son of another John Watts (1715-1789). In 1774 he was appointed Recorder of New York City, the last person to hold this position under the English Crown. He married his cousin Jane De Lancey (1756-1809). From 1791 to 1793 he was a member of the New York State Assembly and also its Speaker.

As a Federalist he was a member of the third Congress of the United States (1793-1795). When he ran for re-election he was defeated by Edward Livingston. From 1802 to 1807 he served as a judge in Westchester County, New York.

Sources
Wikipedia (English)

Images

The grave of John Watts at Trinity Churchyard, New York City.
Picture by Androom (21 Apr 2010)

 


Weber, Carl Maria von

Published: 16 Jan 2011
Last update: 16 Jan 2011