College professor; historian. Born– May 13, 1912, in Cordele, Ga. Education– Vanderbilt University, Ph.D., 1947. Taught at Vanderbilt, 1945-1947; Emory and Henry College, 1947-1956; University of Montevallo, 1956-1980; chairman, Dept. of Social Sciences, 1956-1980; acting dean of men, 1957-1959; dean, 1959-1979. Chairman, Board of Directors, Shelby Memorial Hospital, 1975-79. The John B. Walters Scholarship, named in his honor, is awarded to outstanding social science majors at the University of Montevallo. Died July 1979.
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Merchant of Terror; General Sherman and Total War. New York; Bobbs-Merrill, 1973.