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Charlie Brakebill Papers on the Sen. Herbert Walters Estate

 Collection
Identifier: MPA-0140
This collection contains files on Sen. Herbert Hub Walters from Charlie Brakebill of the UT Department of Development and Alumni Affairs. It is mainly a collection of correspondence, obituaries and articles, and legal material on the estate of Sen. Walters, which he entrusted to the University of Tennessee. The folders remain in the original division and with the original folder titles.

Dates

  • 1970-1984

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection contains files on Sen. Herbert Hub Walters from Charlie Brakebill of the UT Department of Development and Alumni Affairs. It is mainly a collection of correspondence, obituaries & articles, and legal material on the estate of Senator Walters, which he entrusted to the University of Tennessee.

Biographical/Historical Note

Charlie Brakebill, born in about 1924 or 1925, worked for 35 years at the University of Tennessee until his retirement as Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs in December 1996. He entered UT's college of agriculture in 1942, but his education was interrupted by World War II. After the war, Brakebill became a member of the Tennessee Air National Guard, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He returned to UT and graduated with a degree in agricultural education in 1948. Later that year, Charlie married Joyce. The Brakebills had two children, Linda Brakebill Bilderback and Dr. Larry Brakebill, both UT graduates.

Herbert S. Walters was born November 17, 1891, at Leadvale, Tennessee, the son of John and Lula Walters. He attended Carson-Newman College, Castle Heights Military Academy, and the University of Tennessee. On July 23, 1928, he was married to Sarah Ruckman Lockridge of Augusta County, Virginia. Mr. Walters was a general contractor and banker, serving as president of Walters and Prater, Inc., and Chairman of the Board of the Hamilton Nation Bank of Morristown. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the University of Tennessee, and donated heavily to the University throughout his life. Mr. Walters was a life-long member of the Democratic Party and served as representative for Hamblen and Jefferson Counties from 1932 to 1934. On August 20, 1963, Mr. Walters was appointed to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy created by the death of Estes Kefauver. He served until the general election the following year. Upon returning to private life, Walters resumed his business pursuits and continued to play a major role in Tennessee politics until his death on August 17, 1973.

Previous Citation

This collection was previously listed as MS.2822.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480