Party affiliation: Republican
John B. Waters, American lawyer. Bar: Tennessee 1961, United States District Court (eastern district) Tennessee 1961, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1969, United States District Court District of Columbia 1970. Director Friends of Great Smoky Mountain National Park, 1993—2006; Fellow American Bar Foundation; member Tennessee Bar Association (president 1983-1984), Sevier County Bar Association (past president).
Of counsel Long, Ragsdale & Waters, Professional Corporation, Knoxville, Tennessee. Managing partner Waters and Company Investment Management, since 1993. Member hearing committee Board Professional Responsibility Supreme Court, 1974—1980, 1995—2001, Federal co-chairman Appalachian Regional Commission, 1968—1971.
Chairman Sevier County Industrial Board, Sevierville Library. Foundation; member Governor's Committee Economic Development. Tennessee representative to Southern Growth Policies Board, 1970—1974.
Appointed director by President Reagan Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, 1984, appointed chairman board directors by President Bush, 92. Board directors Institute Nuclear Power Operations, 1985—1993. Trustee East Tennessee Baptist Hospital, Knoxville.
Member Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Authority, 1993—2000. Board directors East Tennessee Foundation. Chairman Leadership Sevier, 1996—2001.
Lieutenant United States Navy, 1952-1955.