William Watson

Mr William McLean Watson

Rush ID: 8966

Details

Born:
27 October 1874
Died:
25 April 1962
Birth place:
Donibristle, Fife, U.K.
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
Unknown
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
false
Formative occupation:
Miner
Election occupation:
Trade Union official
Parentage:
James Watson, of Cowdenbeath, and his wife Catherine
Notes:
None
Knighthood/Dame:
False
HighestOffice:
Backbencher
Who's Who volume:
4

References

Rush ID:
8966
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q8015488
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. WATSON, William (1874-1962)

Constituencies

  1. Dunfermline District of Burghs

    Party: Labour
    Year of election: 1935
    Date of election: 14 November 1935
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1950
    Date of exit: 23 February 1950
    Party: Labour
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Sponsorship: NUM
    Constituency connections: Area
    Notes: None
  2. Dunfermline District of Burghs

    Party: Labour
    Year of election: 1922
    Date of election: 15 November 1922
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1931
    Date of exit: 27 October 1931
    Party: Labour
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Sponsorship: MFGB
    Constituency connections: Area
    Notes: None

Unsuccessful candidate in

  1. Dunfermline District of Burghs

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1918
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Ind. Lab.

Higher education

  1. Ruskin College

    Graduated

Schools

  1. Donibristle School, Fife

Marriages

  1. Westwood, Elizabeth

    Year: 1908

Parties

  1. Labour Party member

Political organisations

  1. ILP member

Local governments

  1. Fife County Council

    member

    1912-1930

Trade unions

  1. Scottish Miners' Association member