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Claude A. Watson

Claude A. Watson (June 26, 1885 – January 1978) was a lawyer, businessman, and minister from Hermon (a neighborhood in Los Angeles, California), who was nationally active in the temperance movement. He was the Prohibition Party candidate for Vice President of the United States in 1936 and was the party's presidential candidate in both 1944 and 1948.

Claude A. Watson
Died January 1978
Occupation lawyer, businessman and minister from Hermon
Known for temperance movement

A certified pilot, Watson was the first American presidential candidate in history to fly his own airplane and flew over 16,000 miles campaigning.

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CareerEdit

In 1944 and 1948 Dr. Watson was the Prohibition Party Presidential Nominee. He also served as a Free Methodist pastor and conference superintendent. He later moved to California where he established his very successful law practice. He was licensed to practice before the Federal and US Supreme courts.[1]

EducationEdit

Watson graduated from Alma College.[1]

FamilyEdit

Watson was married to Maude L. Watson and together the two had three children(Ralph Bradley, Claudia Jean, Robert Kendal), 10 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.[1]

DeathEdit

Claude A. Watson died at 92 years.[1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Claude Watson Bio". Convention Souvenir Booklet. Retrieved 8 August 2012.