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Virgil B. Watson
Virgil B. WatsonPast Allen Mayor Virgil B. Watson
Mayor from July 1, 1953, to April 2, 1962
  • “Be honest and fair. Be a hands-on person.” 

Leadership Mentors & Lessons Learned
  • Father, Charlie Watson, “Pappy” – Work ethic, be independent; make do with what you have

Highlights as Mayor
  • Developing the public utilities for the city – water tower and sewer system, enabling future growth

Favorite Places in Allen
  • Jack Holt’s Garage – "He had a good head on his shoulders and could fix anything; always enjoyed spending time there."

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