Julius Caesar "J.C." Watts is a conservative Republican who served as U.S. Representative from Oklahoma, 1994-2002. He was a star quarterback for the University of Oklahoma as Most Valuable Player in the Orange Bowl games of 1980 and 1981; he then played professional football in the Canadian Football League. He became a Baptist minister and was elected to Congress in 1994, the year of the Republican Revolution. As the only black Republican in Congress he became a spokesman for the GOP and in 2002 was the House GOP Conference Chairman. He published the book What Color is a Conservative? in 2002.
- Watts, J. C., Jr.; Watson, Chriss (2002). What Color is a Conservative? My Life and My Politics. New York: HarperCollins. ISBN 0060932406.
- J. C. Watts Companies
- The J.C. & Frankie Watts Foundation
- Congressman J.C. Watts Jr. archived congressional website via the Library of Congress
- J. C. Watts Jr. profile via Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives
- J. C. Watts Jr. profile via Biographical Directory of the United States Congress