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Jack Crozier Watson

Jack Crozier Watson was state supreme court justice. Bar: Louisiana 1956.


  • Watson, Jack Crozier was born on September 17, 1928 in Jonesville, Louisiana, United States. Son of Jesse Crozier and Gladys Lucille (Talbot) Watson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Southwestern Louisiana, 1949. Juris Doctor, Louisiana State University, 1956. Completed with honor, Appellate Judges Seminar, New York University, 1974.

      Completed with honor, Senior Appellate Judges Seminar, 1980.


    • Attorney King, Anderson & Swift, Lake Charles, Louisiana, 1956—1958. Prosecutor City of Lake Charles, 1960. Assistant district attorney Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, 1961—1964.

      Partner Watson & Watson, Lake Charles, 1961—1964. Judge 14th Judicial District, Louisiana, 1964—1972. Judge ad hoc Court Appeals, 1st Circuit, Baton Rouge, 1972—1973.

      Judge Court Appeals, 3d Circuit, Lake Charles, 1973—1979. Associate justice Louisiana Supreme Court, New Orleans, 1979—1996, retired, 1996. Of counsel Baggett, McCall, Burgess, Watson & Gaughan, Lake Charles, since 2004.

      Faculty advisor National College State Judiciary, Reno, 1970, 73. Adjunct professor law admiralty summer school program in Greece, Tulane University, 1988-2000, 2005-2011. Adjunct professor law Southern University, Baton Rouge, 1998-1999.

      Delegate National Endowment of the Humanities Seminar, 1976. Louisiana del to International Conference Appellate Magistrates, The Philippines, 1977. Member Louisiana Judicial Council, 1986-1992.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Louisiana 1956.


    Churches should continually prioritize and monitor the progress in adequately representing the increasing racial and ethnic diversity of communities in local congregations and entities.

    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Salvation can be achieved through deep and sincere believe in God.

    Denomination: Baptist


    The strength of a society’s marriages is the greatest cause and indicator of societal health.


    1st lieutenant United States Air Force, 1950-1954. Member American Bar Association, Louisiana Bar Association, Southwest Louisiana Bar Association (president 1963), Law Institute State of Louisiana, Louisiana Council Juvenile Court Judges (president 1969-1970), American Judicature Society, Southwest Louisiana Camellia Society (president 1973-1974), American Legion (post Commander 1963), Lake Charles Yacht Club (commodore 1974), Blue Key, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Phi Delta Phi, Pi Kappa Delta.


    • Married Henrietta Sue Carter, December 26, 1958. Children: Carter Crozier (deceased), Wells Talbot.
    • father: Jesse Crozier Watson
    • mother: Gladys Lucille (Talbot) Watson
    • spouse: Henrietta Sue Carter
    • children: Carter Crozier Watson (deceased)
    • Wells Talbot Watson
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    Born September 17, 1928