William G. Batchelder

William G. Batchelder III (born December 19, 1942) was the 101st Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives, serving from 2011 to 2014. He also represented the 69th District of the Ohio House of Representatives from 2007 to 2014, and served in the House from 1969 to 1998 previously. He is a Republican.

For the New Hampshire Supreme Court justice, see William F. Batchelder.
Bill Batchelder
101st Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives
In office
January 3, 2011-December 31, 2014
Preceded by Armond Budish
Succeeded by Cliff Rosenberger
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 69th district
In office
January 2, 2007-December 31, 2014
Preceded by Chuck Calvert
Succeeded by Steve Hambley
In office
January 3, 1969  December 31, 1998
Preceded by Dennis Dannley
Succeeded by Chuck Calvert
Personal details
Born (1942-12-19) December 19, 1942 (age 78)
Medina, Ohio
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Alice M. Batchelder
Residence Medina, Ohio
Alma mater Ohio Wesleyan University, Ohio State University
Profession Attorney

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Batchelder was born in Medina, Ohio and grew up in the town, graduated from Medina High School. He earned his undergraduate degree in history at Ohio Wesleyan University and his J.D. from the Ohio State University College of Law.[1] In law school he was a member of the moot court team.

He began his public service career as an aide to and protege of the late Ohio Lt. Governor John W. Brown, who was from his home town of Medina. Batchelder was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives while on active duty with the United States Army. He served in the office of the Judge Advocate General at the headquarters of the Third Army in Fort McPherson, Georgia; he was honorably discharged in 1974.

Batchelder practiced law in Medina, Ohio for 31 years with the law firm of Williams & Batchelder. His practice focused on personal injury defense litigation, corporate law, probate, and estate planning. Batchelder was elected to the Medina CountyCourt of Common Pleas and served briefly on that court before Governor Bob Taft appointed him to the Ninth District Ohio Court of Appeals. Batchelder was elected to the appellate bench in November 2000. He served as presiding judge from January 2000 to December 2001.

He has also been selected by the Supreme Court of Ohio to serve on the Ohio Board of Bar Examiners. He is the recipient of the Ohio State Bar Public Service Award and an honorary graduate of the University of Akron School of Law. Batchelder is currently a member of the Criminal Justice Advisory Board, Office of Criminal Justice Services, Ohio Court of Appeals Association and the Ohio, Akron, Lorain County, Medina County, and Wayne County Bar Associations. He has also served as an adjunct professor of law at the University of Akron School of Law and at the College of Urban Affairs of Cleveland State University.

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