Thomas R. Ball

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 electoral district of the state of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Thomas Ball graduated from the public schools of his home. 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 served as a soldier in the U.S. Army in Europe. After the war, Ball moved to Old Lyme in Connecticut, where he worked as an architect. Politically, he was a member of the Republican Party. Between 1926 and 1938 he was a member of the school board of the municipality of Old Lyme. He was also a member of the council. Between 1927 and 1937 ball sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Connecticut.

In the congressional elections of 1938 he was in the second district of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. There he entered on January 3, 1939, the successor to the Democrats William J. Fitzgerald, whom he had defeated in the election. But since he was defeated by Fitzgerald already at the next election, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until January 3, 1941. After the end of his time in the House of Representatives, Thomas Ball committed himself again to his private shops in Old Lyme. He is also passed in 1943.