Harvey Ross Ball (Harvey Ross Ball)

Harvey Ross Ball

Originator of the “Smiley” face logo, an international icon. While working at State Mutual Life Assurance Co. in Worcester, MA, as a graphic artist, he created the Smiley in 1962 as part of a friendship campaign. He was paid $45, and never applied for a trademark or copyright. Also a World War II veteran, he was awarded the Bronze Star for herosim during the Battle of Okinawa. (bio by: Nancy F.)  Family links:  Spouse:  Winifred A. Trudell Ball (____ – 2015)* *Calculated relationship


  • July, 10, 1921
  • USA


  • April, 04, 2001
  • USA


  • Notre Dame Cemetery
  • Massachusetts
  • USA

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