Always Right and Ready to Fight

With James Watt in charge, the Interior Department means business

When James Gaius Watt was in the third grade in Lusk, Wyo. (pop. 1,800), his mother organized a club called the Five Rabbits, which consisted of the five Watts. "We'd elect officers," says Lois Watt, now 71, "and the kid that got to be president held office for a month." That formality, Lois Watt says, was the way she and her husband William, now 75, "trained the children how to make motions, make amendments and so on." It was the right of each child, while...

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