J. Henry Walters

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John Henry Walters (January 23, 1874 – January 28, 1952) was an American lawyer and politician. He was President pro tempore of the New York State Senate from 1919 to 1920.


He was born on January 23, 1874, in Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York. He graduated from Syracuse High School in 1890.

Walters Hall, SUNY-ESF, Syracuse, New York

He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Onondaga Co., 3rd D.) in 1908, 1909 and 1910.

He was a member of the New York State Senate (38th D.) from 1911 to 1920, sitting in the 134th, 135th, 136th, 137th, 138th, 139th, 140th, 141st, 142nd and 143rd New York State Legislatures; and was President pro tempore from 1919 to 1920.

He died on January 28, 1952, in New York City.[1]


Walters Hall at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, in Syracuse, New York, is named after him.[citation needed]


  1. ^ J. H. Walters Dies; State Ex-Senator in The New York Times on January 29, 1952 (subscription required)
New York Assembly
Preceded by
George L. Baldwin
New York State Assembly
Onondaga County, 3rd District

Succeeded by
Thomas K. Smith
New York State Senate
Preceded by
Hendrick S. Holden
New York State Senate
38th District

Succeeded by
George R. Fearon
Political offices
Preceded by
Elon R. Brown
President pro tempore of the State Senate
Succeeded by
Clayton R. Lusk