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Lewis P.* Watson, LL.B.

Ashland, Kentucky

Henry Clay Law Society

''The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong." Lewis Patterson Watson hails from Ashland, Boyd County, Ky. He attended college at Bowling Green, Ky. After teaching for ten years, in Kentucky and Louisiana, he decided that he wanted to do something that was easier, so he took up the profession that allows you to skin a man alive, and make him pay you for it. He took a correspondence course in law, practiced a year and then came to Kentucky State University, to learn how to be a smoother grafter. As perseverance is the thing that counts, we may look for Watson to win out in his race.

-The Kentuckian, 1913

Lewis P. Watson (January 20, 1883 - May 7, 1916) was born in Lawrence County, Kentucky to Andrew Kitchen Watson and Sarah Ann Woods. Watson first studied at the Normal School in Bowling Green. He spent a decade teaching in public schools before attending the University of Kentucky. Watson practiced law in Ashland after graduation; however, he contracted tuberculosis and moved to Arizona for his health in 1914. Watson died in Arizona in 1916.

*Likely stands for Patterson, as Watson had an uncle and a cousin who were both named Lewis Patterson Watson.