Watterson, Harvey Magee, 1811-1891

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Harvey Magee Watterson (1811-1891), representative from Tennessee, was born at "Beechgrove" in Bedford County, Tennessee. He studied law, was admitted to the bar, and practiced law in Shelbyville, Tennessee. He also edited a newspaper there. He was a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives and Speaker of the Tennessee Senate. President Zachary Taylor sent Watterson on a diplomatic mission to Buenos Aires in 1847. In 1860, Watterson was a presidential elector. He moved to Washington, D.C. and practiced law there for 14 years. He then moved to Louisville, Kentucky, and was on the editorial staff of the Louisville Courier-Journal.

From the description of Harvey Magee Watterson letter, 1865. (Georgia Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 145734308

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associatedWith Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875. person
associatedWith Johnson, James, 1811-1891. person
associatedWith Polk, James K. (James Knox), 1795-1849. person
associatedWith Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921. person
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Birth 1811-11-23

Death 1891-10-01


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