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Jesse Raymond Walters

Jesse Raymond Walters was state supreme court justice. Bar: Idaho 1963; United States District Court Idaho 1964, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1970.


  • Walters, Jesse Raymond was born on December 26, 1938 in Rexburg, Idaho, United States. Son of Jesse Raymond and Thelma Rachael (Hodgson) Walters.

  • Education

    • Student, Ricks College, 1958. Bachelor in Political Science, University Idaho, 1961. Juris Doctor, University Idaho, 1963.

      Postgraduate, University Washington, 1962. Master of Laws, University Virginia, 1990.


    • Law clerk to chief justice Idaho Supreme Court, 1963-1964. Solo practice Boise, Idaho, 1964-1977. Attorney Idaho senate, 1965.

      District judge 4th Judicial District, Idaho, 1977-1982, administrative district judge, 1981-1982. Chief judge Idaho Court Appeals, Boise, 1982-1997. Justice Idaho Supreme Court, 1997—2003.

      Chairman magistrate's commission 4th judicial district. Chairman Supreme Court member services. Chairman Criminal Pattern Jury Instruction Committee.

      Member Civil Pattern Jury Instruction Committee.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Idaho 1963; United States District Court Idaho 1964, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1970.


    Someday, like everyone else, physical body will die. But spirit does not die, it goes to the spirit world, where it will continue to learn and progress and may be with loved ones who have passed on.


    Republican committeeman Boise, 1975-1977. Member Ada County Republican Central Committee, 1975-1977. Member Idaho Bar Association (bankruptcy committee), Idaho Administrative Judges Association, American Bar Association, American Judicature Society (director), Association Trial Lawyers American, Idaho Trial Layers Association, Council Chief Judges Court Appeals (president 1994-1995), Boise Estate Planning Council, Junior Chamber of Commerce (national director 1969-1970, president Boise chapter 1966-1967), Lions, Elks, Eagles.


    • Married Harriet Payne, May 11, 1959. Children: Craig T., Robyn, J. Scott.
    • father: Jesse Raymond Walters
    • mother: Thelma Rachael (Hodgson) Walters
    • spouse: Harriet Payne
    • children: Craig T. Walters
    • Robyn Walters
    • J. Scott Walters
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    Born December 26, 1938