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Frank Ballance

Frank BallanceAKA Frank Winston Ballance, Jr.

Born: 15-Feb-1942
Birthplace: Bertie County, NC
Died: 22-Feb-2019
Location of death: Raleigh, NC
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Baptist
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from North Carolina, 2003-04

Military service: NC National Guard (1968); NC National Guard Reserve (1968-71)

Resigned in June 2004 for health reasons (myasthenia gravis). Later that year he and his son Garey, a state judge, were indicted on federal charges related to the misuse of funds entrusted to him while he was a state senator. In November he plead guilty and was sentenced to four years imprisonment.

Father: Frank Winston Ballance
Mother: Alice Eason
Wife: Bernadine Smallwood (m. 1969, until his death, one son, two daughters)
Son: Garey M. Ballance (judge)
Daughter: Angela Ballance Mebane
Daughter: Valerie M. Harmon

    High School: W. S. Etheridge High School, Windsor, NC (1959)
    University: BS, North Carolina Central University (1963)
    Law School: JD, North Carolina Central University (1965)
    Professor: South Carolina State College (1965-66)

    US Congressman, North Carolina 1st (3-Jan-2003 to 11-Jun-2004, resigned)
    North Carolina State Senate (1989-2002)
    North Carolina State House of Representatives (1982-85)
    Gore 2000
    Money Laundering 2-Sep-2004 (indicted)
    Mail Fraud 2-Sep-2004 (indicted)
    Conspiracy 2-Sep-2004 (guilty plea, imprisoned)
    Appendectomy 2007

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