HEFNER, Willie Gathrel (Bill), (1930 - 2009)


Image, Congressional Pictorial Directory, 105th.

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.