|Name||Frank W. Ballance Jr.|
|Address|| Warren County|
Warrentown, North Carolina , United States
|| February 15, 1942
|Died||February 22, 2019
|Contributor||U Ole Polecat|
Feb 23, 2019 07:18pm
African - Black - Liberal - Health Care Reform - Pro Free Trade - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gun control - Married - U.S. Army - Convicted - Imprisoned - Baptist - Christian - Protestant - Straight -
|Info||BALLANCE, Frank W., a Representative from North Carolina; born in Windsor, Bertie County, N. C., February 15, 1942, the third child of Frank Winston Ballance and Alice Eason Ballance.. W.S. Etheridge High School, Windsor, N. C., 1959. B.S., North Carolina Central University, Durham, N.C., 1963. North Carolina Central Law School, Durham, N.C., 1965. Moved to Warrenton 1966. North Carolina National Guard, 1968; North Carolina Reserves, 1968-1971. Lawyer, private practice; librarian; professor, South Carolina State College, 1965-1966 |
NC House (D-Warren County) 1983-1987
NC Senate (D-Warren County) 1989-2002; deputy president pro tempore 1997-2002
Ballance has held numerous civic and political positions including past chairman of the First Congressional District Democratic Party, past first vice chair of the N.C. Democratic Party and past president of the Warren County branch of the NAACP.
US House (D-NC) 2003- 2004 (resigned). Congressman Ballance was elected as president of the Democratic Freshman Class of the 108th Congress and served on the House Agriculture Committee and the subcommittees on Department Operations, Oversight and Forestry; and Conservation Credit, Rural Development and Research. In addition, Congressman Ballance served on House Small Business Committee and the subcommittees on Rural Enterprises, Agriculture and Technology; and Tax, Finance and Exports.
He is married to Attorney Bernadine Smallwood Ballance, a member of the N.C. Industrial Commission. Frank and Bernadine are the parents of three children, Garey M. Ballance, a District Court Judge; Angela Ballance Mebane, a family practice physician in private practice in Greenville; and Valerie M. Ballance, who has earned a master's degree in technology and is currently employed in real estate development.