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Cass BALLENGER

(1926- )

BALLENGER, Cass, (great-great-grandson of Lewis 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.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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