1942 - Born on the 15th of February in Bertie County, North Carolina.
1959 - Graduated from W.S. Etheridge High School.
1963 - Earned his BS degree in North Carolina Central University.
1965 - Awarded JD, North Carolina Central University.
1965-1966 - Professor in South Carolina State College.
1968-1971 - He is in the NC National Guard Reserve.
1983-1986 - Elected to the state legislature and served in the North Carolina House of Representatives.
1983-2002 - Ballance served in the state legislature.
1997-2002 - He served as deputy president pro tempore.
2004 - Resigned from his seat due to health issues after being diagnosed with myasthenia gravis.
- Ballance was indicted on federal charges including, money laundering, mail fraud, and conspiracy.
- Pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and money laundering.
2005 - Disbarred from the practice of law in the state of North Carolina.
- Ballance was sentenced to four years in prison.
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