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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).


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


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


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.


Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior, and the Bible is the divinely inspired word of God that serves as the final written authority for living out the Christian faith.


The state should not use its authority to promote particular religious beliefs, nor should it require prayer or worship in the public schools. However, the state should leave students free to practice their own religious convictions.


There are different understandings about the Bible's authority in our lives. The task of every believer is to use different Bible translations and commentaries in order to discover the word of God.


Member hearing committee Board Profl.Responsibility, Supreme Court, 1974-1980, 95^, Federal co-chairman AppalachianRegional Commission, 1969-1971. Member Governor's Committee Economics Development. Member Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.

Member board Metropolitan Knoxville Airport. Fellow American Bar Foundation. Member Tennessee Bar Association (president 1983-1984), Sevier County Bar Association (past president).


Married Patsy Temple, April 8, 1953. Children: John B., Cynthia Beth.