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John Clarence Watts, LL.B.

John Clarence Watts (July 9, 1902 - September 24, 1971) was born in Nicholasville, Kentucky to William Montague Watts and Frances Wilson. Watts practiced law in Jessamine County where he also served terms as police judge and Jessamine County Attorney. Watts served a term in the Kentucky General Assembly as a representative during the late 1940s. He served as the Kentucky Commission of Motor Transportation between 1948-1951. In 1951, Watts was elected to fill Kentucky's vacant U.S. House of Representatives seat for the 6th district. Watts served in the House of Representatives for over 20 years until his death in 1971. Watts married twice--his wives were Ruby Cleone McWhorter (m. 1926, d. before 1945) and Nora Mae Winburn (m. 1945).

Watts' brother, Wilson Welch Watts (UK Law '31), also graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law.