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William Lee Ball

William Lee Ball (January 2, 1781 – February 29, 1824) was a nineteenth-century politician from Virginia.


Born in Lancaster County, Virginia, Ball received a liberal schooling as a child. He was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1805 to 1806 and again from 1810 to 1814. He served as a paymaster in the War of 1812 and was assigned to the 92nd Virginia Regiment and later went on to serve in the Virginia State Senate from 1814 to 1817. He was elected a Democratic-Republican and later a Crawford Republican to the United States House of Representatives in 1816, serving from 1817 until his death in Washington D.C. on February 29, 1824. He was interred there in Congressional Cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Hungerford
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 9th congressional district

March 4, 1817 – March 4, 1823
Succeeded by
Andrew Stevenson
Preceded by
Burwell Bassett
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 13th congressional district

March 4, 1823 – February 29, 1824 (obsolete district)
Succeeded by
John Taliaferro

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