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Lawyer , United States Secretary of the Interior

James Gaius Watt, American Lawyer, former government official, legal consultant. Bar: Wyoming 1962, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1966. Member Phi Kappa Phi, Delta Theta Phi.


Watt, James Gaius was born on January 31, 1938 in Lusk, Wyoming, United States. Son of William G. and Lois M. (Williams) Watt.


Bachelor of Science, University Wyoming, 1960. Juris Doctor, University Wyoming, 1962.


Legislation assistant, counsel to, Senator Simpson of Wyoming, 1962-1966;secretary to natural resources committee and environmental pollution advisory panel, Chamber of Commerce of the United States, 1966-1969;deputy assistant secretary water and power development, Interior Department, 1969-1972;director, Bureau Outdoor Recreation, Washington, 1972-1975;member, vice chairman, Federal Power Commission, 1975-1977;president, chief legal officer, Mountain States Legal Foundation, Denver, 1977-1980;secretary, Department Interior, Washington, 1981-1983;business consultant, Washington, 1983-1986;business consultant, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, since 1986;Chairman of the Board, Environmental Diagnostics, 1984-1987;Chairman of the Board, Disease Detection International, 1986-1990. Instructor College Commerce and Industry, U. Wyoming.


  • Bar: Wyoming 1962, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1966.


Member Phi Kappa Phi, Delta Theta Phi.


Married Leilani Bomgardner, November 2, 1957. Children: Erin Gaia, Eric Gaius.

William G. Watt

Lois M. (Williams) Watt

Leilani Bomgardner

Erin Gaia Watt

Eric Gaius Watt