HEFNER, Willie Gathrel (Bill)

HEFNER, Willie Gathrel (Bill)
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives


HEFNER, Willie Gathrel (Bill), a Representative from North Carolina; born in Elora, Lincoln County, Tenn., April 11, 1930; attended Elora Elementary School, Elora, Tenn., 1936-1941; graduated from Sardis High School, Sardis, Ala., 1948; attended University Center (a division of the University of Alabama), 1948; president and owner, radio station WRKB in Kannapolis, N.C.; musician, entertainer; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth and to the eleven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1975-January 3, 1999); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Sixth Congress in 1998; died on September 2, 2009, in Huntsville, Ala.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Pfeiffer University
Mary Fisher Floyd Archives & Special Collections

Misenheimer, NC
Papers: 1996, amount unknown. The collection contains the campaign materials of W.G. "Bill" Hefner used during his 1996 congressional campaign.

University of California, Berkeley
The Bancroft Library

Berkeley, CA
Papers: In the Sierra Club National Legislative Office records, 1960-ongoing, 200 linear feet. Persons represented include Hefner.
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