Thomas R. Ball

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Thomas Raymond Ball
Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives
from Connecticut's 2nd district
In office
1939–1941
Preceded by William J. Fitzgerald
Succeeded byWilliam J. Fitzgerald
Personal details
Born(1896-02-12)February 12, 1896
New York City, New York, U.S.
DiedJune 16, 1943(1943-06-16) (aged 47)
Old Lyme, Connecticut, U.S.
Resting place Duck River Cemetery, Old Lyme, Connecticut, U.S.
Political party Republican
Military service
Allegiance Flag of the United States.svg United States
Branch/service United States Army
Unit7th New York Infantry
Fortieth United States Engineers
Battles/wars World War I

Thomas Raymond Ball (February 12, 1896 – June 16, 1943) was a U.S. Representative from Connecticut.

United States House of Representatives lower house of the United States Congress

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Connecticut state of the United States of America

Connecticut is the southernmost state in the New England region of the United States. As of the 2010 Census, it has the highest per-capita income, Human Development Index (0.962), and median household income in the United States. It is bordered by Rhode Island to the east, Massachusetts to the north, New York to the west, and Long Island Sound to the south. Its capital is Hartford and its most populous city is Bridgeport. It is part of New England, although portions of it are often grouped with New York and New Jersey as the Tri-state area. The state is named for the Connecticut River which approximately bisects the state. The word "Connecticut" is derived from various anglicized spellings of an Algonquian word for "long tidal river".

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Early life

Born in New York City, Ball attended the public schools, Anglo-Saxon School, Paris, France, Heathcote School, Harrison, New York, and the Art Students League, New York City. He engaged as a designer in 1916. [1]

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Harrison, New York Coterminous town/village in New York, United States

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World War I

During the First World War, he served in the Depot Battalion, Seventh New York Infantry (in 1917) and overseas with the Camouflage Section, Fortieth United States Engineers (from 1918 to 1919). [1] After the war, he relocated to Old Lyme, Connecticut, and engaged in architectural pursuits. [1]

Old Lyme, Connecticut Town in Connecticut, United States

Old Lyme is a coastal town in New London County, Connecticut, United States. The Main Street of the town, Lyme Street, is a historic district. The town has long been a popular summer resort and artists' colony. The town is named after Lyme Regis, England.

Political career

Ball's former residence in Washington, D.C. Edward Lind Morse Studio.JPG
Ball's former residence in Washington, D.C.

Ball served as member of the board of education, and as served as selectman of Old Lyme, Connecticut, from 1926-1938. [1] He also served in the State house of representatives from 1927-1937. [1]

Ball was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth Congress (January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1941). [1] He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1940 to the Seventy-seventh Congress, after which he resumed his former pursuits at Old Lyme. [1]

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76th United States Congress 1939–1941 U.S. Congress

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77th United States Congress 1941–1943 U.S. Congress

The Seventy-seventh United States Congress was a meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It met in Washington, DC from January 3, 1941, to January 3, 1943, during the ninth and tenth years of Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidency. The apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives was based on the Sixteenth Census of the United States in 1940. Both chambers had a Democratic majority.

Death

Ball died in Old Lyme on June 16, 1943 and was interred in the Duck River Cemetery. [2]

The Duck River Cemetery, also known as the Old Lyme Cemetery is the communal burying ground of the town of Old Lyme, Connecticut. The earliest surviving grave marker dates from 1676, Renold Marvin`s gravestone. A tidal stream known as the Duck River and a salt marsh bisect the burying ground.

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References

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    • United States Congress. "Thomas R. Ball (id: B000102)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress .
  2. Thomas R. Ball, Find-A-Grave

PD-icon.svg This article incorporates  public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov .

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William J. Fitzgerald
Member of the  U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 2nd congressional district

19391941
Succeeded by
William J. Fitzgerald