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J. C. Watts

J. C. WattsAKA Julius Caesar Watts, Jr.

Born: 18-Nov-1957
Birthplace: Eufala, OK

Gender: Male
Religion: Baptist
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician, Football
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from Oklahoma, 1995-2003

Played quarterback for the University of Oklahoma, and later in the Canadian Football League from 1981-86. After leaving football he served as a Baptist youth minister, 1987-94.

J.C. Watts is a rare breed, a black Republican, the first elected from a southern state in over 120 years. Instead of joining the Congressional Black Caucus (obviously primarily Democratic in nature), he was chosen chair of the House Republican Conference (1998). Since retiring from Congress he has headed J.C. Watts Companies, a consultant in business strategies, and is active on several corporate boards.

Watts is responsible for a spectacular sound byte:

"...they [ Jesse Jackson, et al.] said that I had sold out and Uncle Tom. And I said well, they deserve to have that view. But I have my thoughts. And I think they're race-hustling poverty pimps." On Hannity and Colmes.

Father: Buddy Watts
Mother: Helen
Wife: Frankie (five children)

    High School: Eufaula High School, Eufaula, OK (1976)
    University: BS Journalism, University of Oklahoma (1981)
    Administrator: Board of Reference, Oral Roberts University

    JC Watts Enterprises, Inc.
    US Congressman, Oklahoma 4th (3-Jan-1995 to 3-Jan-2003)
    Oklahoma State Official Oklahoma Corporation Commission (1990-95, as Chair, 1993-95)
    Member of the Board of Burlington Northern
    Member of the Board of Burlington Northern Santa Fe (2003-)
    Member of the Board of Clear Channel (2003-)
    Member of the Board of Dillard's (2003-)
    Member of the Board of Terex (2003-)
    ICx Technologies Technologies Advisory Board
    The Sporting News Columnist
    Boy Scouts of America Board of Directors
    DeMint for Senate Committee
    John McCain 2008
    March of Dimes
    McCain-Palin Victory 2008
    Mercatus Center Senior Distinguished Fellow
    National Republican Congressional Committee
    Restoring the American Dream Board of Directors
    Steele for Maryland
    Young Men's Christian Association

    Michael Moore Hates America (12-Sep-2004) · Himself

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