Manuscript Collection



Johnnie "Mac" McKeiver Walker Autobiographical Collection - Accession 1537 M749 (806)



Accession 1539 - M749 (806)

Inclusive Dates

2011, 2013


Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

1 bound volume, 1 CD



Historical Note

. Johnnie McKeiver Walters was a lawyer and a civil servant that served as the Us Assistant Attorney General from 1969 through 1971 and the Commissioner of Internal Revenue from 1971 through 1973. Walters was a native of Hartsville, SC and was “educated in the Hartsville public schools and received his A.B. degree from Furman University in 1942. During World War II he served with distinction in the U.S. Army Air Force as a navigator, flying fifty bombing missions out of Southern Italy. Walters earned his law degree in 1948 from the University of Michigan, where he also met and married his wife, Donna Hall.”

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a CD recording of an interview of Johnnie Mac Walters (1919-2014) by Tim Baiden on October 24, 2013 at Furman University where he discusses his life, experiences in World War II, and his service during the US President Richard Nixon Administration. Also included is an autographed copy of a book and memoir written by Johnnie Mac Walters titled, Our Journey: Johnnie Mac Walters published by Stroud & Hall Publishers: Macon, GA in 2011. The book discusses in more depth his life experiences with a focus on his time working for President Nixon and how in “an administration largely remembered for its Abuse of power, Walters stands apart for his steadfast performance under pressure” where he largely stood against the corruption around him and stood firm in his moral character. The book also includes an autographed forward to the book by John Stringer Rainey (1941-2015), Camden, SC attorney and philanthropist.


The Johnnie Mac Walters Autobiographical Collection was donated to the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections by John S. Rainey.


For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.