TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Apr 16, 2018
John Waters, a Sevier County attorney and former TBA President, has died at 88, Knoxnews reports. Waters had a storied career following his graduation from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1961. He was a partner with Hailey, Waters, Sykes and Sharp until 1984, when President Ronald Reagan tapped him to serve on the Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors. In 1992, he expanded on that service when President George H.W. Bush named him chairman of the TVA board. Waters was also a prominent Republican figure, serving as chairman of Sen. Howard Baker’s 1964 campaign and on the “ground floor” of creating the state party. He served as TBA President during the 1983-1984 bar year, and was profiled in the August 1983 Tennessee Bar Journal. Information about memorial services will be posted when available.