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Former NC Insurance Commissioner John Ingram dies

Posted January 7, 2013 5:39 p.m. EST
Updated January 7, 2013 5:42 p.m. EST

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— Former North Carolina Insurance Commissioner John Ingram has died, the state Department of Insurance said Monday.

Ingram represented Randolph County in the state legislature from 1971 to 1972 before being elected to head the Department of Insurance, where he served as commissioner for 12 years.

Current state Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin offered condolences to Ingram's family in a statement Monday.

"He served the great state of North Carolina for many years, and his commitment to public service and focus on consumer protection as insurance commissioner will not be forgotten," Goodwin said.