Eugene Payne Watson (June 29, – February 29, 1964) was from until his death the head librarian and professor of library science at Northwestern State University in his native Natchitoches, Louisiana. He fought to gain greater academic recognition of librarians. In 1950, Watson founded Alpha Beta Alpha, the first coeducational undergraduate library science fraternity in the United States. The fraternity held its first biennial convention on the NSU campus in At the time of Watson's death, the fraternity had twenty-nine chapters nationally.
Lieutenant General Thomas Eugene Watson (January 18, – March 6, 1966) was a United States Marine Corps General who served in the Marine Corps from His last command (January 1, July 1, 1950) was as Commanding General, Fleet Marine Force, Pacific. Previously, he had commanded the Second Marine Division at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and was Commanding Officer of the famed Second Division in the battle for Saipan and Tinian during World War II. For outstanding services in this capacity, he was awarded a Gold Star in lieu of a second Distinguished Service Medal.