U.S. Senator from North Carolina
Who was Jesse Helms?
Jesse Helms was a reporter and television-radio executive before becoming a United States Senator from North Carolina. He is said to be the longest serving statewide Republican politician in North Carolina's history after holding his Senate seat for 35 years.
Jesse Helms has a couple of famous connections in his family tree through his Helms ancestors. Both former President Jimmy Carter and television and movie actor Ed Helms can claim kinship to the Senator. Ed Helms is probably best known for his role in the television series The Office and his role in The Hangover movie franchise.
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