Clarence Wayland Watson Edit Profile
Educational public schools, Marion County, West Virginia.
Engaged in coal mining in West Virginia from early life. Organized several companies which later consolidated as Consolidation Coal Company, mines in West Virginia, Maryland., Pennsylvania, Kentucky, of which was president until 1911, and 1919-1928 (Chairman of the Board 1911-1918). President Elk Horn Coal Corporation.
Director Beaver Creek Consolidated Coal Company. National Coal Association Delaware to Democratic National, Convn., 1908, 20. Elected United States senator from West Virginia, January 25, 1911, for unexpired term (1911-1913) of Stephen B. Elkins, deceased.
Commissioned lieutenant colonel, Ordnance Department, United States of America, March 25, 1918. Honorary discharged, January 23, 1919.
Married Minnie Lee Owings, October 10, 1894.