1926 - Born on the 6th of December in Hickory, North Carolina.
1944 - Finished high school in Episcopal High School, Alexandria, Virginia.
1945 - Attended at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
1948 - He finished BA, Amherst College.
1974-1976 - Ballenger served in the North Carolina State House of Representatives.
1976-1986 - He becomes North Carolina State Senate.
1986-2005 - He served as Congressman from North Carolina.
1990 - Established the Ballenger Foundation to raise funds for schools and hospitals in Central and South America.
Received humanitarian award from Fabretto Children's Foundation, for his work.
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