Nash County native Tim Valentine graduated from Nashville High School, then earned a BA degree from the Citadel Military Academy in Charleston. He served in the Army- Air Force during World War II in the Pacific theater. After the war, he earned a law degree from University of North Carolina Law School in 1952. With his his law degree, he returned home to open a law practice which he had for over 30 years. He was a member of the NC Bar Association, the NC Academy of Trial Lawyers, and a past president of the Nash- Edgecombe Bar Association. In addition to his practice, he represented the folks of this region in both the North Carolina and the US legislatures. He served in the North Carolina House of Representatives from 1955 to 1960. During his last term in the NC House, he was Chairman of the Judiciary Committee. In the 1960s, he was State Chairman of the Democratic Party and served on the staff of Governor Dan K. Moore. Valentine was elected as a U. S. Congressman for six terms from 1982 to 1994. During his services in Congress, Valentine was Chairman of the Subcommittee on Technology, Environment, and Aviation. Today he and his wife reside in Nashville and their children all reside in eastern North Carolina. Tim Valentine, will be the second member of his family to be inducted into the Twin County Hall of Fame. His mother Hazel Valentine was inducted in 2007.
Inducted into Hall of Fame 2012