William Ronald Ballew
William Ronald Ballew was born the second of nine children to Edgar T. Ballew and Georgia Louise Benton in Richmond, Kentucky, who preceded him in death. William was Valedictorian of his High School Class. He entered Berea College in Kentucky where he became a World Class Track and Field Athlete. William was proud of being the first Black student to enter Berea College after the Day Law passed.
William served 4 years in the U. S. Air Force during the Korean War after which he returned to Berea College to finish his degree in Psychology and to Kentucky State to continue his education in that field. William retired after working at Douglas/McDonald Douglas/Boeing for 41 years as a Human (more…)