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Julius Caesar "J.C." Watts, Jr. Collection

Identifier: CAC-CC-2003-1
This collection contains the materials obtained by Watts during his time representing Oklahoma in Congress.


  • 1992-2002


104 Boxes (The entire collection is 100 standard archival boxes and four oversize boxes. This collection is located off-site and requires prior notice to access. If you wish to view these materials, please contact the Congressional Archives staff to arrange an appointment.)

Biographical / Historical

Julius Caesar Watts served Oklahoma’s 4th District from 1995 until 2003. He served on the House Transportation Committee. At the time, he was the only African-American Republican in the House and delivered his party’s reply to Bill Clinton’s State of the Union address in 1997. He also occupied a position in the party’s leadership, becoming the House Republican Conference Chair in 1998, a post he held in 1999. He chose not to seek reelection in 2002.

Repository Details

Part of the Carl Albert Center Congressional and Political Collections Repository

630 Parrington Oval
Room 202B
Norman Oklahoma 73109 United States