Thomas R. Ball

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Ball's former residence in Washington, D.C.

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

Early life[edit]

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]

World War I[edit]

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]

Political career[edit]

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, Connecticut.[1]


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


 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website

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

Succeeded by
William J. Fitzgerald