(1856-1922)After passing the state Bar in 1876, native Thomas E. Watson returned to Thomson and lived in this house with his family from 1881 to 1900. In his first floor office Watson began his law and writing career and entered politics. He served in the Georgia House (1882), U.S. Congress (1890-92), and the U.S. Senate (1920-22). He was nominated for Vice President on the Populist Party ticket with William Jennings Bryan in 1896. Here Watson authored the two-volume Story of France and a biography of Napoleon. In a career often marked by controversy, he was best known as the "Father of Rural Free Delivery."
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|Series||This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series|
|Placed By||Georgia Historical Society and the Watson-Brown Foundation|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 1:46am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 359921 N 3704370|
|Decimal Degrees||33.46965000, -82.50748333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 28.179', W 82° 30.449'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 28' 10.74" N, 82° 30' 26.94" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 303 Tom Watson Way, Thomson GA 30824, US|
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