Herbert Sanford WALTERS, Congress, TN (1891-1973)

Senate Years of Service:

WALTERS, Herbert Sanford, a Senator from Tennessee; born in Leadvale, Jefferson County, Tenn., November 17, 1891; attended the public schools of Jefferson County, the Baker-Himmell School in Knoxville, the Castle Heights Military Academy in Lebanon, the Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, and the University of Tennessee in Knoxville; chairman of the board of Walters & Prater, Inc., and a prominent banker; member, State house of representatives 1933-1935; commissioner of the State Highway Department 1934-1935; appointed on August 20, 1963, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Estes Kefauver and served from August 20, 1963, to November 3, 1964; was not a candidate for election in 1964 to the unexpired term; trustee, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn., 1961-1973; president, Walters & Prater, Inc.; died in Knoxville, Tenn., August 17, 1973; interment in Jarnagin Cemetery, Morristown, Tenn.


Hill, Howard. The Herbert Walters Story. Kingsport, Tenn.: Kingsport Press, 1963.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present