Virgil B. Watson

Past 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
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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."