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Billy James Hargis
Birth: Aug. 3, 1925
Death: Nov. 28, 2004

Religious Figure. A prominent televangelist and anticommunist, he was born in Texarkana, Texas, and first won attention in 1953 with his balloon lift sending 100,000 balloons with bible quotes into the Soviet Union. At his peak as an evangelist he was carried by over 500 radio and 250 television stations. His popularity waned when his orgnization, Christian Crusade, experienced a series of problems culiminated by allegations, denied and unproven, of his sexual involvement with students of both sexes. Had a long-running fight with the IRS when it removed his ministry's tax-exempt status, citing his mixture of religion and politics. (bio by: Fred Beisser) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Betty Jane Hargis (1928 - ____)*
 
 Children:
  Billy James Hargis (1954 - 2013)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Memorial Park Cemetery
Tulsa
Tulsa County
Oklahoma, USA
Plot: Southeast corner of Section 24
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Fred Beisser
Record added: Dec 10, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 10065369
Billy James Hargis
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