John Watson (racing driver)
John Marshall Watson, is a British former racing driver and current commentator from Northern Ireland. He was third in the 1982 championship, he competed in the World Sportscar Championship finishing second in the 1987 championship. After his retirement from motorsport, he became a commentator for Eurosport's coverage of Formula One from 1990 to 1996, he commentates on the Blancpain GT Series. John Watson was educated in Rockport School, Northern Ireland. Watson's Formula One career began in 1972, driving a customer March-Cosworth 721 for Goldie Hexagon Racing in a non-Championship event: the World Championship Victory Race at Brands Hatch. Watson's first World Championship events came in the 1973 season, in which he raced in the British Grand Prix in a customer Brabham-Ford BT37, the US Grand Prix, where he drove the third works Brabham BT42. Neither was successful, as in the British race he ran out of fuel on the 36th lap and his engine failed after only seven laps in the United States event.
Watson scored his first World Championship point in the 1974 Monaco Grand Prix, while driving for Goldie Hexagon Racing. He went on to score a total of six points that season, driving a customer Brabham BT42-Ford modified by the team, he failed to score Championship points the following year, driving for Team Surtees, Team Lotus and Penske Cars. At the 1975 Spanish Grand Prix he had the chance to score his first win, he was in second position, behind Mario Andretti, until he had to stop in the pits for checks after his car started to suffer vibrations. Andretti retired and after rejoining the race Watson finished in eighth, his best Championship result in 1975. In non-Championship races he fared somewhat better, taking second place in the Race of Champions at Brands Hatch, fourth at the International Trophy race at Silverstone, he secured his first World Championship podium with third place at the 1976 French Grand Prix. That season came his first victory, driving for Penske in the Austrian Grand Prix having qualified second on the grid.
After the race he shaved off the result of a bet with team owner Roger Penske. In the third race of the 1977 Formula One season, the South African Grand Prix, he managed to complete the race distance, scored a point, took his first fastest lap, his achievements were overshadowed, however, by the deaths of driver Tom Pryce and a track marshal, Jansen Van Vuuren. His Brabham-Alfa Romeo let him down throughout the season but, despite this, he gained his first pole position in the Monaco Grand Prix and qualified in the top ten no fewer than 14 times in the first two rows. Problems with the car, a disqualification meant that he raced the full distance in only five of the 17 races; the closest he came to victory was during the French Grand Prix, where he dominated the race from the start only to be let down by a fuel metering problem on the last lap which relegated him to second place behind eventual winner Mario Andretti. In 1978, Watson managed a more successful season in terms of race finishes out-qualifying and out-racing his illustrious teammate Niki Lauda on occasion.
He managed three podiums and a pole, notched up 25 points to earn the highest championship placing of his career to that point. For 1979, Watson moved to McLaren where he gave them their first victory in over three years by winning the 1981 British Grand Prix and securing the first victory for a carbon fibre composite monocoque F1 car, the McLaren MP4/1. In the 1981 season, the strength of the McLaren's carbon fibre monocoque was demonstrated when he had a fiery crash at Monza during the Italian Grand Prix. Watson lost the car coming out of the high speed Lesmo bends and crashed backwards into the barriers. Similar accidents had proven fatal, but Watson was uninjured in an accident he recalled as looking far worse than it was. After James Hunt's abrupt retirement after the Monaco Grand Prix in 1979, Watson was the only full-time competitive British F1 driver up until the end of his career, his most successful year was 1982, when he finished third in the Drivers' Championship, winning two Grands Prix.
In several races he achieved high placings despite qualifying towards the back of the grid. At the first Detroit Grand Prix in 1982, he overtook three cars in one lap deep into the race on a tight, twisty track, difficult to pass on. Watson went into the final race of the season at Caesars Palace in with an outside chance of the title, but he was to finish five points adrift of Keke Rosberg and level on points with Didier Pironi. A year in 1983, he repeated the feat of winning from the back of the grid at the final Formula One race in Long Beach. Watson's final victory included a fight for position with teammate Niki Lauda, who had started the race 23rd, though Watson finished 27 seconds ahead of his dual World Championship winning teammate. At the end of the 1983 season however, Watson was dropped by McLaren and subsequently retired from Formula One. Negotiations with team boss Ron Dennis broke down when Watson asked for more money than dual World Champion Lauda was earning, citing having won a GP in 1983 where Lauda did not.
Dennis instead signed Renault refugee Alain Prost for comparatively nothing. He did return for one further race two years driving for McLare
John H. Watson (Vermont judge)
John H. Watson was a Vermont attorney and judge, he served as an Associate Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court from 1899 to 1919, Chief Justice from 1919 to 1929. Watson was born in Jamaica, Vermont on May 12, 1851, the son of Asahel W. Watson and Adelphia Watson, he was raised and educated in Bradford and attended several academies, including the Vermont Methodist Seminary in Montpelier. He studied law in the office of attorney Orin Gambell of Bradford, attained admission to the bar in 1877, practiced in Bradford. In addition to practicing law, Watson became active in the Vermont National Guard; when the Bradford area's 1883 Ely Copper Mine strike turned violent, Watson's company was employed to restore order, was credited with ending the fighting by capturing the rioters' gunpowder and weapons. He was promoted to major as commander of 1st Battalion, 1st Vermont Infantry Regiment, in 1895 he received promotion to lieutenant colonel. In 1898, Watson was elected to serve as commander of the 1st Vermont Infantry Regiment with the rank of colonel, but declined the position, which closed his military career.
A Republican, Watson served as State's Attorney of Orange County from 1886 to 1888, was a member of the Vermont Senate from 1892 to 1893. He was a member of the board of directors of the Bradford Savings Bank and Trust Company, a member of the Bradford Academy Board of Trustees. In 1899, Jonathan Ross resigned as Chief Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court in order to accept appointment as a United States Senator. Associate Justice Russell S. Taft was promoted to Chief Justice, Watson was appointed as an Associate Justice to fill the vacancy created by Taft's advancement. Watson served as an Associate Justice until 1917, when he succeeded Loveland Munson as Chief Justice, was succeeded as an Associate Justice by Willard W. Miles, he served as Chief Justice until his death, was succeeded by George M. Powers. Watson became a resident of Montpelier after joining the Supreme Court, he died at his Montpelier home on December 7, 1929, was buried at Green Mount Cemetery in Montpelier. In 1879, Watson married Clara Laurette Hammond a schoolteacher of Wardsboro, Vermont who graduated from the Vermont Normal School in Randolph and taught school before their wedding.
They were the parents of John H. Watson Jr. and Hugh Hammond Watson. John H. Watson Jr. was a prominent attorney in Ohio. Hugh W. Watson was a career diplomat with the U. S. State Department whose postings included vice consul, deputy consul, consul postings in: Three Rivers, Quebec. "Major J. Gray Estey: He Will Command the Second Battalion". Vermont Phoenix. Brattleboro, VT. January 14, 1898 – via Newspapers.com.. "Judge Ross Appointed by Gov. Smith as Successor to the Late Senator Morrill". Burlington Free Press. Burlington, VT. January 12, 1899 – via Newspapers.com.. "Chief Justice John H. Watson of Supreme Court Dead at 78". Burlington, VT. Burlington Free Press. December 9, 1929 – via Newspapers.com.. "Hold Funeral of Justice Watson: Head of Vermont Supreme Court is Laid to Rest in Green Mount Cemetery in Montpelier". Burlington Free Press. Burlington, VT. December 11, 1929 – via Newspapers.com.. "Weeks Names Powers Chief Justice, Thompson Associate". Burlington Free Press. Burlington, VT. December 14, 1929 – via Newspapers.com..
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John Watson (priest)
John James Watson was an English clergyman who became prominent in the High Church group known now as the Hackney Phalanx. He became Archdeacon of St Albans in 1816. Watson, brother of Joshua Watson, was curate to a friend of his father, at Epsom. From 1799 he was vicar, rector, of Hackney, at that time east of London proper. Appointed Archdeacon of St Albans in 1816, he held onto the rectorship of Hackney. Henry Handley Norris was Watson's curate, brother-in-law, held a post at South Hackney from 1809; the Watson brothers and Norris became the core members of the "Hackney Phalanx", with shared orthodox Anglican beliefs and family ties. Others who acted as curates to Watson were Edward Churton. Churton married Watson's eldest daughter, Caroline. Watson married sister of the elder Baden Powell, the merchant. Powell's other sister Susanna married Thomas Sikes, vicar of Guilsborough, Watson's friend from the University of Oxford. Joshua Watson married sister of Thomas Sikes; the younger Baden Powell was therefore nephew to John James Watson
John Fox Watson
John Fox Watson was a Scottish football player, believed to be the only Scottish player in Real Madrid's history. He was one of the first players from the British Isles to sign for a high-profile side abroad, leading the way for players like John Charles, Jimmy Greaves and Denis Law in the following decades. Watson was born in Hamilton during Hogmanay, at the end of 1917. Watson started his career at Waterthistle and Douglas Juniors before signing with English side Bury for whom he made his Football League debut in February, 1939, ahead of World War II. After the war, he played with Fulham until 1948. In 1948, Watson joined Englishman Mike Keeping, a fellow former Fulham player, at Spanish giants Real Madrid as a player/coach. In his one season in Madrid, Watson played a 3 -- 1 defeat away to Celta Vigo, he signed for the club during a period of unprecedented change. He is believed to be the first British player to play for Real Madrid. Watson returned to England in 1949 to join Crystal Palace, making 63 appearances in two seasons before joining non-league Canterbury City.
He died in 1976
Rev Dr John Watson DD, was a minister of the Free Church of Scotland. He is remembered as an author of fiction, known by his pen name Ian Maclaren; the son of John Watson, a civil servant, he was born in Manningtree and educated at Stirling. His paternal uncle Rev Hiram Watson was a minister of the Free Church of Scotland and John appears to have chosen to follow in his shoes, he studied at Edinburgh University trained as a Free Church minister at New College in Edinburgh undertaking some postgraduate study at Tübingen. In 1874 he was licensed by the Free Church of Scotland and became assistant minister of Edinburgh Barclay Church. In 1875 he was ordained as minister at Logiealmond in Perthshire. In 1877 he was translated to St Matthews Free Church in Glasgow. In Glasgow he lived at 44 Windsor Terrace. In 1880 he became minister of Sefton Park Presbyterian Church in Liverpool, from which he retired in 1905. During this period he was a main mover in the founding of the Westminster College in Cambridge.
In 1896 he was Lyman Beecher lecturer at Yale University, in 1900 he was moderator of the synod of the English Presbyterian Church. While travelling in the United States he died from blood poisoning, following a bout with tonsilitis, at Mount Pleasant, Iowa, his body was returned to England, buried in Smithdown Cemetery in Liverpool. Maclaren's first stories of rural Scottish life, Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush, achieved extraordinary popularity, selling more than 700,000 copies, was succeeded by other successful books, The Days of Auld Lang Syne, Kate Carnegie and those Ministers, Afterwards and other Stories. By his own name Watson published several volumes of sermons, among them being The Upper Room, The Mind of the Master and The Potter's Wheel. Today he is regarded as one of the principal writers of the Kailyard school, it is thought that Maclaren was the original source of the quotation “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle,” now misattributed to Plato or Philo of Alexandria.
The oldest known instance of this quotation is in the 1897 Christmas edition of The British Weekly, penned by Maclaren: “Be pitiful, for every man is fighting a hard battle.”The impressive St Matthews Free Church became the Highland Memorial Church in 1941 and was destroyed by fire in 1952. In 1878 he married Jane B Ferguson. 1894: Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush 1895: The Days of Auld Lang Syne 1895: A Doctor of the Old School 1896: Kate Carnegie and those Ministers 1898: Afterwards and other Stories 1898: Rabbi Saunderson 1899: Young Barbarians 1907: Graham of Claverhouse 1896: The Cure of Souls 1898: Companions of the Sorrowful Way 1900: Church Folks 1912: Books and Bookmen 1895: The Upper Room 1896: The Mind of the Master 1897: The Potter's Wheel 1898: Companions of the Sorrowful Way 1899: In Answer to Prayer: The Touch of the Unseen - A book of sermons cowritten with Rev. W. Boyd Carpenter, Rev. Theodore L. Cuyler, Rev. Canon Knox Little, William Quarrier, Leonard K. Shaw, Rev. R. F. Horton, Rev. H. Price Hughes, Rev. J. Clifford, G. D. Boyle This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed..
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John Dawson Watson
John Dawson Watson was a British painter and illustrator. He was educated Sedbergh School and Manchester School of Design, his son was the Impressionist painter Dawson Dawson-Watson. Watson exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1853 to 1890, the British Institution, the Society of British Artists Suffolk Street, Royal Watercolour Society, the Grosvenor Gallery, he was famous for his paintings of genre scenes of children. His pictures were small, painted on panel or board, showed a Pre-Raphaelite feeling for colour and detail, he was a prolific and notable illustrator, producing many designs for books and periodicals. He worked for Once Good Words, London Society and others. Works by him are in the Victoria and Albert Museum and Liverpool
John Watson (American painter)
John Watson was an early American painter, born in Scotland. Watson was born in Scotland in 1685 near Dumfries, he worked painting house interiors, before turning to portraiture. In 1715 he emigrated to New Jersey. Watson bought property in the city east of Rector Street and south of St. Peter's Episcopal Church on the Perth Amboy bluffs and built himself a house in which to reside and one to keep his paintings. Early historian William Dunlap believed this to be the first collection of art in America. In 1776, his nephew, Alexander Watson, heir to his estate, withdrew from Perth Amboy, under pressure from colonial forces under General Hugh Mercer. Soldiers raided Watson's collection and, according to Dunlap distributed and destroyed many of the portraits of English heroes and kings. Contrary to Dunlap's knowledge, numerous portraits by Watson still exist today; the Historical Society of Pennsylvania has a portrait of Governor William Keith and his wife, Lady Ann Keith née Newberry or Newbury, the Brooklyn Museum has his portrait of Governor Lewis Morris.
The New Jersey Historical Society has two portraits: one of William Eier, the first mayor of Perth Amboy, one of Governor William Burnet. Watson is buried in St. Peter's Episcopal Cemetery in Perth Amboy. Inventories of American Painting, Smithsonian Institution Research Information System: http://sirismm.si.edu/siris/aboutari.htm