Henry Miller Watts (1805 - 1890)

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About Henry Miller Watts

Henry Miller Watts was a lawyer, born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 10 October, 1805, was graduated at Dickinson college in 1824, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1827, and began practice at Pittsburg. He served as deputy attorney-general in 1828-'9, sat in the legislature in 1835-'8, and in 1841 was appointed United States attorney for the eastern district of Pennsylvania. He visited Europe in 1857, in 1861 was one of the founders of the Union league of Philadelphia, and in 1868-'9 was United States minister to Austria. After leaving Vienna, Mr. Watts visited several countries in Europe, and on his return engaged in the development of the iron and coal interests of his state.

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