Watts (surname)

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Arts and entertainment

Alaric Alexander Watts British poet and journalist

Alaric Alexander Watts was a British poet and journalist, born in London. His life was dedicated to newspaper creation and editing, and he was seen as a conservative writer. It led him to bankruptcy, when a pension was awarded to him by a friend, Lord Aberdeen.

Danièle Watts is an American actress, best known for her appearances in the television show Weeds, and as a main cast member on the FX television series Partners.

David G. Watts is a Welsh games designer and publisher. Originally a school geography teacher at Milford Haven Grammar School, he designed Railway Rivals, his most popular game, to teach the geography of Wales and upon retirement published it under the imprint Rostherne Games. His games have been published worldwide with his greatest successes in Germany. Most use transportation as a theme but he has also designed abstract games, chess variants and a variety of race games.

Music

André Watts American pianist

André Watts is a classical pianist and professor at the Jacobs School of Music of Indiana University.

Charlie Watts British drummer of The Rolling Stones

Charles Robert Watts is an English drummer, best known as a member of the Rolling Stones since 1963. Originally trained as a graphic artist, he started playing drums in London's rhythm and blues clubs, where he met Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, and Keith Richards. In January 1963, he joined their fledgling group, the Rolling Stones, as drummer, while doubling as designer of their record sleeves and tour stages. He has also toured with his own group, the Charlie Watts Quintet, and appeared in London at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club with the Charlie Watts Tentet.

Elizabeth Watts is a British operatic soprano.

Crime

The Watts family homicides occurred on the early morning of August 13, 2018, in Frederick, Colorado. While being interviewed by police, Christopher Lee Watts admitted to killing his pregnant wife Shanann Cathryn Watts and smothering their daughters Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3. He then disposed of his daughters' bodies in oil tanks and buried his wife in a shallow grave at his worksite. Watts pleaded guilty on November 6, 2018, to multiple counts of first-degree murder. He was sentenced to four life sentences without the possibility of parole, two to be served consecutively and two to be served concurrently.

Law

Richard Cannon Watts was an associate justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court. He was born on March 15, 1853. Following an amendment to the South Carolina Constitution, a fourth seat on the South Carolina Supreme Court was added, and Richard Watts was elected by the South Carolina General Assembly to the position on January 10, 1912. Justice Watts was the first person appointed to the newly created fifth seat on the state supreme court. He had previously been serving as a state trial judge. He was married to Littie McIver, a daughter of South Carolina Supreme Court chief justice Henry McIver. Watts died on October 13, 1930, and is buried at the Laurens City Cemetery.

Shirley Marie Watts is an American lawyer and jurist from Baltimore, Maryland. Since July 2013, she has served as a Judge on the Maryland Court of Appeals, the state's highest court. Watts is the first African American woman to serve as a judge on the Court of Appeals. Prior to her appointment, she was a judge on the Maryland Court of Special Appeals from 2011 to 2013 and an associate judge on the Baltimore City Circuit Court.

Military and naval

Little is known about John Watts other than that he was an American merchant captain at the end of the eighteenth century and the beginning of the nineteenth. Probably born about 1778, location unknown but most likely in Virginia, he was captain of the 18-gun, armed merchantman Planter in 1799.

John Watts de Peyster Author, General, Historian

John Watts de Peyster Sr. was an author on the art of war, philanthropist, and the Adjutant General of New York. He served in the New York State Militia during the Mexican–American War and American Civil War. He was one of the first military critics and noted for his histories of the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, and also published works of drama, poetry, military history, military biography and military criticism.

John Watts De Peyster Jr. was a Union Army officer during the American Civil War and a member of the famous de Peyster family of New York. His father was Brevet Major General John Watts De Peyster of the New York Militia.

Politics

Alfred Watts (South Australian politician) Australian politician

Alfred Watts was a businessman and politician in the early days of the colony of South Australia.

Alfred John Henry Watts was an Australian politician who was a Labor Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia from 1904 to 1905, representing the seat of Northam.

Arthur Frederick WattsCMG was an Australian politician who served in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly from 1935 to 1962, including as leader of the opposition and deputy premier of Western Australia.

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