VA. DELEGATE ROBERT B. BALL DIES, FLAGS LOWERED TO HALF STAFF
Gov. Tim Kaine ordered Virginia flags at state facilities to be lowered until sundown on Thursday, in honor of Delegate Robert B. Ball who died Sept. 2 at his Henrico County home. He was 88.
Ball served as a Democrat in the House of Delegates for 24 years and served as chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Committee for five years.
As the leader of the House budget-writing panel, Mr. Ball was instrumental in securing funding for downtown Richmond's biotechnology research park. He also led the move to locate the Library of Virginia on the north side of Broad Street and was honored as state library president emeritus.
This article was posted on: September 5, 2006
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