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BALLENGER, Cass, A Representative from North Carolina; born in Hickory, Catawaba County, N.C., December 6, 1926; graduated from Episcopal High School, Alexandria, Va., 1944; attended University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C., 1944-1945; B.A., Amherst College, Amherst, Mass., 1948; United States Naval Air Corps, 1944-1945; member of the North Carolina state house of representatives, 1974-1976; member of the North Carolina state senate, 1976-1986; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-ninth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative James Broyhill, and at the same time elected to the One Hundredth Congress and reelected to the eight succeeding Congresses (November 4, 1986- January 3, 2005); not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Ninth Congress in 2004; died on February 18, 2015, in Hickory, N.C.

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External Research Collections

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Papers: In the Russell J. Mueller papers, ca. 1971-1998, 26 linear feet. Persons represented include Cass Ballenger.

Pfeiffer University
Mary Fisher Floyd Archives

Misenheimer, NC
Videocassette: 1996, 1 videocassette. Two political commercials from Cass Ballenger's successful 1996 campaign for the 10th District of North Carolina.

University of Georgia
Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies

Athens, GA
Papers: In the Georgia Project, Inc. Records, ca. 1974-2007, 21 linear feet. Persons represented include Cass Ballenger.
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