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Lawyer , civil servant

Johnnie Mac Walters was an American lawyer and civil servant who served as a United States Assistant Attorney General from 1969 to 1971 and the Commissioner of Internal Revenue from August 6, 1971, to April 30, 1973.


Walters, Johnnie McKeiver was born on December 20, 1919 in Hartsville, South Carolina, United States. Son of Tommie Ellis and Lizzie Lee (Grantham) Walters.


AB, Furman University, 1942. Doctor of Laws, Furman University, 1973. Bachelor of Laws, University Michigan, 1948.


Attorney office chief counsel Internal Revenue Service, Washington, 1949-1953. Assistant manager tax division law department Texaco, Incorporated, New York York City, 1953-1961. Partner firm Geer, Walters & Demo, Greenville, South Carolina, 1961-1969.

Assistant attorney general tax division Department Justice, Washington, 1969-1971. Commissioner Internal Revenue Service, 1971-1973. Partner firm Hunton & Williams, Washington, 1973-1979, Leatherwood Walker Todd & Mann, Professional Corporation, Greenville, 1979-1995.

Executive vice president, general counsel Colonial Trust Company, 1996—2005. Retired, 2006

Board directors Textile Hall Corporation, Greenville, Colonial Trust Company. With United States Air Force, 1942-1945.


  • Bar: Michigan 1948, New York 1955, South Carolina 1961, District of Columbia 1973.


Through Covenant each individual accepts the relationship with God. It is not about acquiring a relationship with God, but living within the loving relationship that God has already offered.


Religious liberty is not merely the right to remain in the religion of one’s birth, but includes the right of anyone to change his religious loyalties without fear of persecution.


Just as a human body contains different limbs and organs that depend on each other, so members of a Christian society should be close and caring enough to feel each other's pain and delight.


Member South Carolina. Council on Competitiveness, 1987-1991. Board directors Greenville Hospital System Foundation, South Carolina.

State Museum Foundation With United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945. Fellow American College Tax Counsel (founding regent), American College Trust and Estate Counsel, American Bar Foundation, South Carolina. Bar Foundation (board directors 1988-1992).

Member American Bar Association (taxation section), South Carolina. Bar (chairman taxation section 1983-1984), Rotary (president local club 1968-1969).


Married Donna Lucile Hall, September 1, 1947. Children: Donna Dianne Walters Gent, Lizbeth Kathern Walters Kukorowski, Hilton Horace, John Roy.

Tommie Ellis Walters

Lizzie Lee (Grantham) Walters

Donna Lucile Hall

Donna Dianne Walters Gent Walters

Lizbeth Kathern Walters Kukorowski Walters

Hilton Horace Walters

John Roy Walters