Waters, James E. 1922-2002

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WATERS, James E. 1922-2002

OBITUARY NOTICE—See index for CA sketch: Born June 29, 1922, in Michigan City, IN; died from diabetes-related complications March 2, 2002, in Phoenix, AZ. Journalist and author. Waters was a longtime reporter for the Associated Press who helped cover the Watergate Scandal of the early 1970s. He attended Pierce College in Los Angeles and Arizona State University before joining the Associated Press in 1943, working in offices in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Columbus. Waters went into semi-retirement in 1984 and began writing a syndicated garden column. An award-winning horticulturalist, he was named a Master Gardener by the University of Arizona in 1995 and was the author, with collaborator Balbir Backhaus, of Shade and Color with Water: Conserving Plants (1992).



Writers Directory, 16th edition, St. James Press (Detroit, MI), 2001.


Washington Post, March 8, 2002, p. B6.