Richard Ball
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Richard Ball

Republican

American politician (1932-2019)

Bennington Township, Michigan
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Richard Ball

American politician (1932-2019)
Summary
Experience
87
Age at Death1932-2019
5
Years of Experience
MIResidence (state)

Richard Ball (May 8, 1932 - September 7, 2019) was a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives from 2005-2010 representing Shiawassee County and three townships in Clinton County. He had been an optometrist in Owosso for over 50 years, following the tradition of his father, Dr. L.P. Ball, who practiced in Owosso for 54 years. Dr. Ball received a lifetime achievement award from the Michigan Optometric Association in 2001.He received a doctorate in visual experimental psychology from Michigan State University, and an optometry degree from Ohio State University in 1955. Dr. Ball was very active in the formation of the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University. He also served on the Owosso school board for 16 years.

Experience

Education

  (1 - 2 of 3)  
Michigan State University
PhD
1963
Ohio State University
MS Physiological Optics
1958
Ohio State University
BS Optometry
1955

Past Positions

  (1 - 2 of 5)  
State Representative
Michigan State House of Representatives
2005 - 2010
Adjunct Associate Professor of Osteopathic Medicine
Michigan State University
1961 - 2002
Associate Professor of Physiology
Michigan State University
1961 - 2002
Optometrist
Ball and Seelye Optometry, Private Corporation
1958 - Current
Optometrist
United States Army
1955 - 1957

Other Experience

  (1 - 2 of 3)  
Vision Section Chairman
Michigan Public Health Association, present
Member
Shiawassee County Health Board
1997 - 2005
Executive Committee
Shiawassee County Republican Committee
1998 - Current