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

Background

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.

Career

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.

Religion

People need not just to accept but also to grow in relationship with God. God's grace and love constantly prompts and seeks to transform people, and so they should continually seek and pray to grow in holiness and love.

Politics

Baptists should be faithful ambassadors of reconciliation in their personal relationships and local communities as they demonstrate the power of the Gospel to reconcile all persons in Christ.

Views

To develop a close relationship with God could be done through many avenues, namely, reading the Bible, praying, praising, worshiping, and telling others of the Gospel.

Membership

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.

Connections

Married Henrietta Sue Carter, December 26, 1958. Children: Carter Crozier (deceased), Wells Talbot.