World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

David Ogden Watkins

Article Id: WHEBN0004066904
Reproduction Date:

Title: David Ogden Watkins  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: David Watkins, Governors of New Jersey, Mayors of places in New Jersey, Samuel Alito, Jonathan L. Goldstein
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

David Ogden Watkins

David O. Watkins

David Ogden Watkins (June 8, 1862 – June 20, 1938) was the acting Governor of New Jersey from 1898 to 1899.


Watkins was born in Woodbury, New Jersey.[1] He studied law and was admitted to practice in New Jersey in 1893. Watkins' first political foray was as Mayor of Woodbury, from 1886 to 1890, later serving on the Woodbury City Council from 1892 to 1898, and as president of the council from 1895 to 1897. He served in the New Jersey General Assembly from 1887 to 1899 as a Republican. On October 18, 1898, Governor Foster MacGowan Voorhees resigned from office, and Watkins become Acting Governor in his capacity as Speaker of the New Jersey State Assembly, Serving until January 16, 1899, when Voorhees returned as Governor. From 1900 to 1903 he served as the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey[2] and from 1903 to 1909 he was the state's Commissioner of Banking and Insurance.

He died on June 20, 1938, and was buried in Green Cemetery in Woodbury.


  1. ^ "New Jersey Governor David Ogden Watkins". National Governors Association. Retrieved Aug 27, 2013. 
  2. ^ U.S. Attorney's Office District of New Jersey, A Rich History of Service

See also

Political offices
Preceded by
George W. MacPherson
Speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly
Succeeded by
Benjamin Franklin Jones
Preceded by
Foster MacGowan Voorhees
Acting Governor
Acting Governor of New Jersey
October 18, 1898 – January 16, 1899
Succeeded by
Foster MacGowan Voorhees

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.