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Cass Ballenger Edit Profile

also known as Thomas Cass Ballenger

representative , company executive

Cass Ballenger was plastics company executive, former United States Representative from North Carolina. County commissioner Catawba County, North Carolina, 1966-1974, chairman commission, 1970-1974; member North Carolina House of Representatives, Raleigh, 1974-1976, North Carolina Senate, Raleigh, 1976-1986. Member Hickory Chamber of Commerce Lodges: Rotary (president Hickory club).

Background

Ballenger, Cass was born on December 6, 1926 in Hickory, North Carolina, United States. Son of Richard E. and Dorothy (Collins) Ballenger.

Education

Student, University North Carolina, 1945. Bachelor, Amherst College, 1948.

Career

President Plastic Packaging, Hickory, 1957-1986, chairman board, since 1986. President Hickory Paper Box Company, 1961-1980. Member United States Congress from 10th North Carolina district, 1986—2005.

Chairman, founder Plastic Packaging, Inc., Hickory.

Membership

County commissioner Catawba County, North Carolina, 1966-1974, chairman commission, 1970-1974. Member North Carolina House of Representatives, Raleigh, 1974-1976, North Carolina Senate, Raleigh, 1976-1986. Member Hickory Chamber of Commerce Lodges: Rotary (president Hickory club).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Golf, swimming.

Connections

Married Donna Davis, June 14, 1952. Children: Cindy Ballenger Brinkley, Melissa Ballenger Jordan, Dorothy Davis Weaver.

father:
Richard E. Ballenger

mother:
Dorothy (Collins) Ballenger

spouse:
Donna Davis

children:
Cindy Ballenger Brinkley Ballenger

Melissa Ballenger Jordan Ballenger

Dorothy Davis Weaver Ballenger