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Robert Mcdowell Watt

utilities executive.

Robert Mcdowell Watt, American utilities executive. Recipient Man of Year award Kentucky Press Association. Served as captain United States Army, World War I.; Member Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (honorary chairman area development committee), Society Military Engineers, Lexington Chamber of Commerce, Newcomen Society.

Background

Watt, Robert Mcdowell was born on May 27, 1888 in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. Son of James B. and Emma (Wilson) Watt.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Elec. Engineering, University North Carolina. Doctor of Laws, Transylvania College, Centre College.

Career

Traction & Terminal Company, Lexington, 1912-1913. With Kentucky Utilities Company, since 1913, became president, 1935, chairman, since 1957. Director Old Dominion Power Company, Lafayette Hotel Company, Electric Energy, Inc.

Kentucky delegate National Industrial Conference Board President Kentucky Independent College Foundation. Director Southern States Industrial Council. Member board of trustees Indiana College Funds of America.

Membership

Served as captain United States Army, World War I. Member Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (honorary chairman area development committee), Society Military Engineers, Lexington Chamber of Commerce, Newcomen Society. Clubs: Filson, Pendennis (Louisville).

Connections

Married Elizabeth Byers, December 21, 1915. Children: R. M., Malcolm K. With Tucker & Laxton, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1909-1910, Commonwealth-Edison Company.

father:
James B. Watt

mother:
Emma (Wilson) Watt

spouse:
Elizabeth Byers

children:
R. M. Watt

Malcolm K. With Tucker & Laxton Watt

Charlotte Watt

North Carolina Watt

1909-1910 Watt

Commonwealth-Edison Co Watt