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William Batchelder dies aged 79 – Former speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives dies after leaving ‘positive’ impact on Buckeye State

WILLIAM Batchelder, former Speaker of the House of Representatives in Ohio, has died at the age of 79.

In total, he served in the Ohio House of Representatives for 38 years.

Batchelder is 79 years old

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Batchelder is 79 years old

Batchelder was first elected to the Ohio House of Representatives in 1969.

After leaving in 1999, he returned in 2007 and assumed the role of Speaker in 2011. He left in 2014 due to term limits.

During his career, Batchelder also served as an appellate judge.

Batchelder is married to his wife Alice, whom he met while studying at Ohio Wesleyan University. Alice Batchelder is a U.S. 6th Circuit Judge.

The couple has two children and a grandchild.

The cause of death has not yet been released.

Current Ohio House Speaker Bob Cupp released a statement in honor of Batchelder’s passing.

“The Ohio House of Representatives and all of Ohio today have lost a great leader and friend. With his quick wits, brilliant legal mind, and extensive institutional knowledge, Speaker Batchelder was a good legislator and persuasive orator.

“Through the statutes he authored, the relationships he built, and the friendships he maintained, he left an indelible mark on the history of the Ohio House of Representatives. and the State of Ohio.

“We ask all Ohioans to keep Speaker Batchelder’s loved ones in their thoughts and prayers.”

Larry Obhof, former President of the Ohio Senate, released a statement via Twitter.

“William Batchelder is a major figure in Ohio politics. He has dedicated his adult life to service: in the Army, as a judge, and as one of the members of the House of Representatives. Ohio is the longest in history.

“I am proud to call him a friend.

“Speed ​​up, Mr. Speaker.”

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