Lynton Y. Ballentine
|Lynton Yates Ballentine|
|12th North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture|
1949 – July 19, 1964
|Preceded by||David S. Coltrane|
|Succeeded by||James Allen Graham|
|20th Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina|
|Preceded by||Reginald L. Harris|
|Succeeded by||Hoyt Patrick Taylor|
|Member of the
North Carolina Senate
1937 – 1943
|Member of the
Wake County, N.C.
Board of Commissioners
1926 – 1934
|Born||April 6, 1899
Varina, North Carolina
|Died||July 19, 1964 (aged 65)
White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
|Alma mater||Wake Forest College, B.A., (Political Economy) 1921.|
|Occupation||Dairyman and farmer|
Lynton Yates Ballentine (April 6, 1899 – July 19, 1964) was a North Carolina dairyman, farmer and politician, who served as the 20th Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina from 1945 to 1949 and as the 12th North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture from 1949 until his death on July 19, 1964.
Early political career
After graduating from Wake Forest College, Ballentine returned home to help operate the family dairy farm. Ballentine was active in the North Carolina Democratic Party, and was elected to the Wake County Board of Commissioners and to the North Carolina Senate before seeking statewide office.
- North Carolina Secretary of State (1943), North Carolina Manual, (Volume 1943), Raleigh, North Carolina: North Carolina Secretary of State, p. 408.
- Lynton Yates Ballentine biography at the North Carolina Agricultural Hall of Fame
- "Register of Deaths of Greenbrier County West Virginia" (PDF). Greenbrier County, West Virginia. Retrieved September 21, 2012.
Reginald L. Harris
|20th Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina
Hoyt Patrick Taylor
David S. Coltrane
|12th North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture
1949–July 19, 1964
James Allen Graham