Churchill Fellow Baxter Brown Watson (1923-2023)
America's National Churchill Musuem and the Association of Churchill Fellows of Westminster College mourn the passing of Churchill Fellow, Westminster College alumnus, and World War II veteran Baxter Brown Watson, who died on January 3, aged 99.
Baxter, who, as a student at Westminster College, had the honor of leading the procession including Harry Truman and Winston Churchill into the College's gymnasium, where Churchill delivered "The Sinews of Peace" on 5 March 1946. Baxter captured one of the most famous images taken that day of Winston Churchill, a photograph now in the Museum's permanent collection.
Over the decades, Baxter regularly attended Churchill Fellows events and delighted in sharing his eyewitness account of Churchill's visit, his own brush with history, to subsequent generations. He will be sorely missed. At the request of his loved ones, memorial gifts may be given to America's National Churchill Musuem or Westminster College.