04/05/1867 - 11/21/1928

WATKINS, James E., a Representative from Lackawanna County; born, April 5, 1867 in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales; attended, Cornell University; graduated, University of Pennsylvania, 1895; coal miner; teacher; lawyer; reading clerk, Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1895-1896); secretary, Lackawanna County Republican Committee (1896-1900); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to the 1905 term; unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (1906); appointed, auditor, Jenkins Township, Luzerne County (1907-1908); elected, District Attorney, Lackawanna County (1909-1910); died, November 21, 1928 in Taylor, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania; interred, Dunmore Cemetery, Dunmore, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania.

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