Walter E. Johnston, III

Walter Eugene Johnston III. ( Born March 3, 1936 in Winston- Salem, North Carolina) is an American politician. Between 1981 and 1983 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Walter Johnston attended the common schools and graduated from then until 1953, the Georgia Military Academy in College Park. Then he studied until 1954 at Duke University in Durham. From 1954 to 1957 he was a soldier of the United States Army. After his military service, he continued his studies until 1963 at Wake Forest University in Winston -Salem, where he studied law and accounting. After qualifying as a lawyer, he began in Greensboro to work in this profession. Between 1967 and 1980, he dealt primarily with the tax law.

Politically, Johnston joined the Republican Party. From 1976 to 1980 he attended as a delegate their regional party conferences in North Carolina. In the congressional elections of 1980 he was in the sixth constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded L. Richardson Preyer took on 3 January 1981 he had beaten in the election. Since he Democrat Charles Robin Britt defeated in 1982, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until January 3, 1983.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Johnston was CEO of a printing shop in Greensboro. In 1992, he unsuccessfully sought the nomination of his party for election to the U.S. Senate. In the same year he became a board member of the Airport Authority of the Piedmont Triad Airport. Politically, Walter Johnston withdrew. He divides his time between Greensboro and in Saint Petersburg ( Florida).