Robert James Ball

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Robert James Ball
Member of Parliament
for Grey South
In office
1911 – 1917
Preceded by Henry Horton Miller
Succeeded by riding abolished
Member of Parliament
for Grey Southeast
In office
1917 – 1921
Preceded by first member
Succeeded by Agnes MacPhail
Personal details
Born January 15, 1857
Allan Park, Canada West
Died February 26, 1928
Political party Conservative
Profession accountant, life insurance agent, teacher

Robert James Ball (January 15, 1857 in Allan Park, Canada West – February 26, 1928) was a Canadian politician, accountant, life insurance agent and teacher. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in 1911 as a Member of the Conservative Party to represent the riding of Grey South after being defeated in 1908. He was re-elected in 1917 to Grey Southeast and joined the Unionist Party coalition on March 18, 1918. He was defeated in 1921 by Agnes MacPhail who thus became the first woman elected to the Canadian House of Commons.

Prior to his federal political career, he was a town councillor in Hanover, Ontario for three years and reeve for two years.

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