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John B. Waters

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).

Background

  • Waters, John B. was born on July 15, 1929 in Sevierville, Tennessee, United States. Son of J. B. and Myrtle (Paine) Waters.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Tennessee, 1952. Juris Doctor, University Tennessee, 1961. Doctor in Environmental Science (honorary), Milligan College, 1993.

    Career

    • 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.

    Major achievements

    • 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.

    Works

    • Author: Downbound, The Memoirs of John B. Waters, Junior, 2004.

    Politics

    Christians acting as the salt of the earth and the light of the world have a responsibility to engage their culture, including participating in the political process.

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Since a human being is the central factor in the plan of salvation, the Gospel must be taught, understood and accepted by him.

    Denomination: Baptist

    Views

    Every individual should try to be open to others and willing to be changed. Therefore, community members should meet regularly in order to open their hearts. Share their knowledge, thoughts and experience.

    Membership

    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).

    Connections

    • Married Patsy Temple, April 8, 1953. Children: John B., Cynthia Beth.
    • father: J. B. Waters
    • mother: Myrtle (Paine) Waters
    • spouse: Patsy Temple
    • children: John B. Waters
    • Cynthia Beth Waters
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