Over 18 years ago J.C. Watts became the first African American selected to respond to the State Of The Union Address. The Oklahoma native was born Julius Caesar “J.C.” Watts, Jr. In 2002, Watts declined to run for re–election to the 108th Congress (2003–2005), citing a desire to spend more time with his family, who had remained in Oklahoma during his tenure in Washington.
“This business is hard on families,” he admitted. “I don’t want to [ ... ]