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Legh Richmond Watts, American judge. member of law firm Watts & Hatton; member of the board visitors, University of Virginia, 8 years; member Stonewall Camp U.C.V. (commander 4 terms).

Background

Watts, Legh Richmond was born on December 12, 1843 in Portsmouth, Virginia, United States. Son of Doctor Edward M. and Ann Eliza (Maupin) Watts.

Education

Educated private schools and academics. Served in C.S.A., in Georgia, N. and South Carolina. Studied University of Virginia, 1865-1866, 1866-1867, Bachelor of Laws, 1867.

Career

Elected judge by General Assembly of Virginia, 1870, and served until February 1880. Appointed counsel Seaboard & Roanoke R.R., 1884. Soon after appointed general counsel S.A.L. system, general counsel present system, 1900-1917, and consulting counsel, August since 1917.

Member of law firm Watts & Hatton. President The Bank of Portsmouth to 1919 and Chairman of the Board reorganized nat. bank.

Membership

Member of law firm Watts & Hatton. Member of the board visitors, University of Virginia, 8 years. Member Stonewall Camp U.C.V. (commander 4 terms).

Connections

Married Mattie Peters, November 26, 1868.

father:
Doctor Edward M. Watts

mother:
Ann Eliza (Maupin) Watts

spouse:
Mattie Peters