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Chester Edwin Ball

Chester Edwin Ball, editor, consultant, business owner. Decorated Silver Star, Bronze Star medal with one oak leaf cluster, Purple Heart with two oak leaf clusters.


  • Ball, Chester Edwin was born on August 19, 1921 in Seth, West Virginia, United States. Son of Roman Harry and Hattie (White) Ball.

  • Education

    • AB, Marshall University, 1942. Master of Arts, Ohio State University, 1947.


    • Stringer Charleston Daily Mail, West Virginia, 1936—1940. Reporter & copy editor Huntington Public Company, 1945, 1947—1948. Instructor, journalism Marshall College, Huntington, 1947—1951.

      Assistant professor, journalism Ohio State University, Columbus, 1951—1956. Associate public Wolf Public Company, Cincinnati, 1953—1955. Publications editor Engineering Experiment Station, 1956—1963.

      Technical editor & director, reprographics Ohio State University Research Foundation, Columbus, 1963—1981. Editorial consultant Ohio State University Educational Resources Information Center, since 1981, department family medicine, since 1983. With United States Army, 1942-1945, colonel research (retired).


    The diversity inside the Church should be respected and supported. Open debate within the Church on certain political and social issues should be encouraged.

    Party affiliation: Republican


    Everybody can reach the love of God. Salvation is for everyone who turns to God.

    Denomination: Methodist


    The supportive small group inside the Church is the most powerful tool for people to feel that they belong and also to learn and grow.


    Member Hilliard Charter Commission, Ohio, 1958—1963, vice chairman, 1958, secretary, 1960—1963. Member Scioto Darby Board Education, Hilliard, 1962—1978. Treasurer Hilliard Chapter American Field Service, 1974—1976, president, 1976—1977, Franklin County Epilepsy Association, 1980—1981, board directors, 1976—1982, treasurer, 1978—1980.

    Member of Reserve Officers Association (secretary & treasurer, president, Huntington 1948-1950), In-Plant Printing Management Association (president 1971, graphics communication manager), Columbus Zoo Docent Association (parliamentarian 1985, member, board ushers since 1956), United States Army 5th Division Society (president 1984-1985, editor since 1985), Hilliard Kiwanis Club (president 1983-1984).


    • Married Betty June Hively, December 29, 1945. Children: Beth Elaine, Harry Stuart, Chester Edwin.
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    Born August 19, 1921
    • 1942
      Marshall University
    • 1947
      Ohio State University
    • 1936 - 1940
      Stringer Charleston Daily Mail
      West Virginia, United States
    • 1945
      reporter & copy editor Huntington Public Company
    • 1947 - 1951
      Huntington, West Virginia, United States
    • 1947 - 1948
      reporter & copy editor Huntington Public Company
    • 1951 - 1956
      assistant, professor
      Columbus, Ohio, United States
    • 1953 - 1955
      associate, public Wolf Public Company
      Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
    • 1956 - 1963
      publications editor Engineer, engineering Experiment Station
    • 1963 - 1981
      technical editor & director
      Columbus, Ohio, United States
    • 1981
      editorial consultant, Ohio State University Educational Resources Information Center
    • 1983
      editorial consultant, Ohio State University Educational Resources Information Center
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