Walter Lambeth

John Walter Lambeth ( born January 10, 1896 in Thomasville, Davidson County, North Carolina; † January 12, 1961 in Washington DC ) was an American politician. Between 1931 and 1939 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Walter Lambeth attended the common schools and then studied until 1916 at Trinity College in Durham. Later he also studied at Harvard University. During the First World War he was a soldier since January 1918 the U.S. Army. He arrived in Europe for use. Between 1919 and 1930 Lambeth worked as a cabinet maker. He was also active in the banking industry. Politically, he was a member of the Democratic Party. In 1921 he was elected to the Senate of North Carolina; 1925 to 1929 he was mayor of the city of Thomasville.

In the congressional elections of 1930 Lambeth was selected in the seventh constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he became the successor of Hinton James on March 4, 1931. After three re- elections, he was able to complete in Congress until January 3rd, 1939 four legislative sessions. Since 1933, he represented there as a successor of Robert L. Doughton the eighth district of his state. While Lambeths time as congressman most of the New Deal legislation of the Federal Government were adopted. In 1933, the 20th and the 21st Amendment to the Constitution ratified.

In 1938, Walter Lambeth renounced another Congress candidate. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives, he retired from politics and devoted himself to his private affairs. He died on 12 January 1961 in the German capital Washington.