Thomas R. Ball

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Thomas Raymond Ball (born February 12, 1896 in New York City , †  June 16, 1943 in Old Lyme , Connecticut ) was an American politician . Between 1939 and 1941 he represented the second constituency of the state of Connecticut in the US House of Representatives .


Thomas Ball graduated from the public schools in his home country. He then attended the Anglo-Saxon School in the French capital Paris and the Heathcote School in Harrison ( New York ) and the Art Students League in New York City. He then worked as a designer in 1916. During the First World War he was used as a soldier in the US Army in Europe. After the war, Ball moved to Old Lyme, Connecticut, where he worked as an architect. Politically, he became a member of the Republican Party . Between 1926 and 1938 he was a member of the Old Lyme Ward School Board. He was also a member of the local council. Between 1927 and 1937, Ball was a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives .

In the 1938 congressional elections, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives in Washington, DC in the second district of Connecticut . There he stepped on January 3, 1939 to succeed the Democrat William J. Fitzgerald , whom he had defeated in the election. But since he was defeated in the next election against Fitzgerald, he could only complete one term in Congress until January 3, 1941 . After his time in the House of Representatives, Thomas Ball returned to his private business in Old Lyme. He died there in 1943.

Web links

  • Thomas R. Ball in the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress (English)