Tim Valentine

Itimous Thaddeus " Tim " Valentine Jr. ( born March 15, 1926 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina ) is a former American politician. Between 1983 and 1995 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Tim Valentine attended the public schools in Nashville, the county seat of Nash County. In the final phase of the Second World War, he served 1944-1946 in the U.S. Army Air Corps, later the Air Force emerged from the. Until 1948 Valentine then attended the military school The Citadel in Charleston (South Carolina). After a subsequent law studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his 1952 was admitted as a lawyer in Nashville, he began to work in his new profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career.

Between 1955 and 1960, was Valentine deputy in the House of Representatives from North Carolina; 1966 to 1968, he served as chairman of his party at the state level. In 1968 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, was nominated at the Hubert H. Humphrey for president. In the congressional elections of 1982 he was in the second constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Lawrence H. Fountain on January 3, 1983. After five re- elections, he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1995 six legislative periods. In 1992 the 27th Amendment was ratified.

1994 Valentine waived on a bid again. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives, he retired from politics.