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Thomas Raymond BALL

(1896-1943)

BALL, Thomas Raymond, a Representative from Connecticut; born in New York City, February 12, 1896; attended the public schools, Anglo-Saxon School, Paris, France, Heathcote School, Harrison, N.Y., and the Art Students League, New York City; engaged as a designer in 1916; during the First World War served in the Depot Battalion, Seventh New York Infantry, in 1917, and overseas with the Camouflage Section, Fortieth United States Engineers, 1918-1919; after the war located in Old Lyme, Conn., and engaged in architectural pursuits; member of the board of education 1926-1938, and also served as selectman of Old Lyme, Conn.; served in the State house of representatives 1927-1937; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth Congress (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1941); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1940 to the Seventy-seventh Congress; resumed his former pursuits at Old Lyme, Conn.; died in Old Lyme, Conn., June 16, 1943; interment in Duck River Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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