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Ulysses S Balentine

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Ulysses S Balentine

Birth
Death
12 Feb 1956 (aged 55)
Burial
Klamath Falls, Klamath County, Oregon, USA Add to Map
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Fir E-86-22
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Former State Senator Ulysses S. Balentine, 55, a practicing attorney and political leader in Klamath Falls since 1925, died early Sunday morning, the victim of a heart attack. Mr. Balentine was stricken at this home on Eldorado Avenue. He was taken to Klamath Valley Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. A native of Ona, Arkansas, where he was born in 1900, Mr. Balentine taught school for a short time before he began to study law at Cumberland University. After he obtained his law degree, Mr. Balentine started practice in Klamath Falls. He served two terms as state senator. From 1937 to 1941, he was chariman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. During that same period, he was defeated by William Pierce in a race for congressman from this district. Mr. Balentine was a former president of the Klamath County Bar Association and a past president of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. In commenting on the death of Mr. Balentine, Monday, F.R. McLaren, pres. of the Klamath Bar Association said, "The death of Mr. Balentine was a great shock to all of his associates and to the legal profession. He was an able and popular lawyer." Besides his widow, Mrs. Helen Balentine, he is survived by a son, Rex, stationed with the US Air Force in Texas; two daughters, Nancyann and Helen Ulyssa Balentine of Klamath Falls, three brothers, Dan, Dorand and Cora Balentine, all of Big Flat.
Former State Senator Ulysses S. Balentine, 55, a practicing attorney and political leader in Klamath Falls since 1925, died early Sunday morning, the victim of a heart attack. Mr. Balentine was stricken at this home on Eldorado Avenue. He was taken to Klamath Valley Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. A native of Ona, Arkansas, where he was born in 1900, Mr. Balentine taught school for a short time before he began to study law at Cumberland University. After he obtained his law degree, Mr. Balentine started practice in Klamath Falls. He served two terms as state senator. From 1937 to 1941, he was chariman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. During that same period, he was defeated by William Pierce in a race for congressman from this district. Mr. Balentine was a former president of the Klamath County Bar Association and a past president of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. In commenting on the death of Mr. Balentine, Monday, F.R. McLaren, pres. of the Klamath Bar Association said, "The death of Mr. Balentine was a great shock to all of his associates and to the legal profession. He was an able and popular lawyer." Besides his widow, Mrs. Helen Balentine, he is survived by a son, Rex, stationed with the US Air Force in Texas; two daughters, Nancyann and Helen Ulyssa Balentine of Klamath Falls, three brothers, Dan, Dorand and Cora Balentine, all of Big Flat.

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