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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; died on February 18, 2015, in Hickory, N.C.