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John Chewning Watkins

Member From: 1982 - January 1998

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  • Birth Date: 1947 Birth Place:Petersburg, VA
  • Gender: Male Race: Caucasian
  • Spouse: Kathryn Ann Clawson
  • Children: J. Michael, Robert S., and T. Ryan
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  • Education: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (B.S., Horticulture)
  • Military Service: USA (1970-71)
  • Occupation/Profession: President (Watkins Nurseries, Inc.)
  • Memberships/Affiliations: Christ the King Lutheran Church American Legion Post 186 Midlothian Rotary Southern Nurserymen's Association Virginia Nurserymen's Association American Association of Nurserymen Chippenham Medical Center/Johnston-Willis Hospital (board of directors) Virginia Jaycees (life member) Chesterfield County Board of Zoning Appeals (1977-81) Gamma Sigma Delta Chesterfield Historical Society Chesterfield Business Council Virginia Tech Alumni Association Board J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College (adjunct faculty member, 1972-80)
  • Awards: Chesterfield County, Outstanding Young Man of the Year (1982) Virginia Nurseryman of the Year (1987)
  • Other Notable Service and/or Elected Offices: Senate of Virginia (1998-2016)
Session District District Number Party Leadership Committees
1982 Counties of Chesterfield and Powhatan; City of Colonial Heights 34 Republican Chesapeake and Its Tributaries
Counties Cities and Towns
Labor and Commerce
1983 County of Chesterfield (part) 65 Republican Agriculture
Counties Cities and Towns
Labor and Commerce
1984 County of Chesterfield (part) 65 Republican Agriculture
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Privileges and Elections
1985 County of Chesterfield (part) 65 Republican Agriculture
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Privileges and Elections
1986 County of Chesterfield (part) 65 Republican Agriculture
Counties Cities and Towns
Privileges and Elections
1987 County of Chesterfield (part) 65 Republican Agriculture
Counties Cities and Towns
Privileges and Elections
1988 Counties of Chesterfield (part) 65 Republican Agriculture
Counties Cities and Towns
Privileges and Elections
1989 Counties of Chesterfield (part) 65 Republican Agriculture
Counties Cities and Towns
Privileges and Elections
1990 County of Chesterfield (part) 65 Republican Agriculture
Counties Cities and Towns
Privileges and Elections
1991 County of Chesterfield (part) 65 Republican Agriculture
Counties Cities and Towns
Privileges and Elections
1992 Counties of Chesterfield (part) and Powhatan (part) 65 Republican Agriculture
Corporations Insurance and Banking
Privileges and Elections
1993 Counties of Chesterfield (part) and Powhatan (part) 65 Republican Agriculture
Corporations Insurance and Banking
Privileges and Elections
1994 Counties of Chesterfield (part) and Powhatan (part) 65 Republican Agriculture
Corporations Insurance and Banking
Finance
Privileges and Elections
1995 Counties of Chesterfield (part) and Powhatan (part) 65 Republican Agriculture
Corporations Insurance and Banking
Finance
Privileges and Elections
1996 Counties of Chesterfield (part) and Powhatan (part) 65 Republican Agriculture
Corporations Insurance and Banking
Finance
Privileges and Elections
1997 Counties of Chesterfield (part) and Powhatan (part) 65 Republican Agriculture
Corporations Insurance and Banking
Finance
Privileges and Elections

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