Currently alive, at 78 years of age.
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.