John Watson, District Attorney, came to Nebraska City in May, 1873, and has been engaged in practice ever since. He has been District Attorney for the Second Judicial District since January, 1879, being elected in 1878 and 1880. He was born in Memphis, Tenn., September 20, 1850. When a youth he went to Miami County, Ohio, and lived there several years. He then returned to Tennessee, and remained two or three years. He went to Ann Arbor, Mich., and spent two years in the university, graduating in 1869; then spent a year in the medical department, and two years in the law department, graduating in 1873. He commenced practice at Nebraska City, having been admitted to the bar at Detroit, Mich., in 1873.


Andreas History of the State of Nebraska, pub 1882