Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
FLOWERS, Walter (1933-1984)

FLOWERS, WALTER, a Representative from Alabama; born in Greenville, Butler County, Ala., April 12, 1933; educated in public schools of Tuscaloosa; University of Alabama, A.B., 1955, and LL.B., 1957; Rotary Foundation Fellow at University of London, England, 1957-1958 (graduate student in international law); commissioned as a Reserve officer, Military Intelligence, Army, 1955; served on active duty as lieutenant, 1958-1959; was admitted to the bar in 1957 and commenced practice in Alabama; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-first and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1969-January 3, 1979); was not a candidate in 1978 for reelection to the United States House of Representatives but was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate; businessman; was a resident of McLean, Va., until his death there April 12, 1984; interment in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

Auburn University
Auburn, AL
Papers: In Alabama Farm Bureau Federation records, 1922-1980. ca. 47 cubic feet (1 foot of congressional correspondence).
Correspondence between Congressmen and Farm Bureau officials concerning legislation. Finding aid in repository. Restricted.

  • Ralph Nader Congress Project: Citizens Look at Congress: Walter Flowers, Democratic Representative from Alabama. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.