Bo Watson

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Bo Watson
President pro tempore of the Tennessee Senate
Assumed office
January 10, 2012
Preceded by Jamie Woodson
Member of the Tennessee Senate
from the 11th district
Assumed office
January 9, 2007
Preceded by ???
Personal details
Born Foy. W. Watson III
(1960-10-21) October 21, 1960 (age 61)
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Angela. L. Watson
Children Grey Watson
Alma mater University of Tennessee,
Religion United Methodism
Website Official website

Foy W. "Bo" Watson (born October 21, 1960) is an American politician and a Republican member of the Tennessee Senate.[1] He was first elected as a State Senator for the 105th Tennessee General Assembly, having previously served as a State Representative during the 104th General Assembly. Bo Watson represents the 11th district, which encompasses part of Hamilton County.[1] In July 2011, he became Speaker pro tempore in the Tennessee Senate.[2]


Bo Watson was born on October 21, 1960.[1] Watson graduated during 1979 from the Baylor School (a private school located in Chattanooga, Tennessee) where he was a state high school wrestling champion.

Watson graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 1983 with a B.A. in Biology and received his education and training in physical therapy at the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences in Memphis, Tennessee.

Watson has been a practicing physical therapist for twenty-six years and he is currently the Director of Sports Medicine and Therapy Services at HCA-Parkridge Medical Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

He is a member of the Pachyderm Club, Habitat for Humanity, and a volunteer for the American Heart Association.[1] He is a past Board member of Relay For Life and the University of Tennessee National Alumni Association.[1]

Watson is a Methodist, and he has one son.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Capitol biography
  2. Chas Sisk, 'Bo Watson to be next speaker pro tempore', The Tennessean, April 15, 2011 [1]