|numerous federal commissions. In 1964, he was appointed senior counsel to
the Warren Commission, the body named to investigate the 1963 assassination of President
John F. Kennedy. In addition, he was president of the Long Beach Bar Association in
1951-52 and of the State Bar in 1956-57.
Born in Stuart, Iowa, in 1902, Ball graduated
from Creighton University and received a law degree from the University of Southern
California in 1927. He became one of the first admittees to the State Bar of California
when it was established by the legislature that year.