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William Bart Saxbe

William Bart Saxbe, lawyer, former United States Attorney General, former United States Senator from Ohio. Bar: Ohio 1948, District of Columbia. Served with 107th Cavalry Army of the United States, 1940-1942, 107th Cavalry United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945; colonel Reserve; Member American Bar Association, Ohio Bar Association, American Judicature Society, Chi Phi, Phi Delta Phi.

Background

  • Saxbe, William Bart was born on June 24, 1916 in Mechanicsburg, Ohio, United States. Son of Bart Rockwell and Faye Henry (Carey) Saxbe.

  • Education

    • AB, Ohio State University, 1940. Bachelor of Laws, 1948. Degree (honorary), Central State University.

      Degree (honorary), Findlay College. Degree (honorary), Ohio Wesleyan University. Degree (honorary), Walsh College.

      Degree (honorary), Capital University. Degree (honorary), Wilmington College. Degree (honorary), Ohio State University.

      Degree (honorary), Bowling Green State University.

    Career

    • Practiced in, Mechanicsburg, Ohio, 1948-1955. Partner Saxbe, Boyd & Prine, 1955-1958. Member Ohio House of Representatives, 1947—1954, majority leader, 1951-1952, speaker, 1953-1954.

      Attorney general State of Ohio, 1957-1958, 63-68. Partner Dargusch, Saxbe & Dargusch, 1960-1963. United States Senator from Ohio, 1969-1974.

      Attorney general United States Department Justice, 1974—1975. United States ambassador to India United States Department State, New Delhi, 1975-1977. Partner Chester, Saxbe, Hoffman & Wilcox, Columbus, Ohio, 1977-1981.

      Of counsel Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue, Cleveland, 1981-1984, Pearson, Ball & Dowd (merger Pearson, Ball & Dowd and Reed, Smith & McClay), Washington, 1984-1993, Chester Willcox & Saxbe, Columbus, Ohio, 1994—2010. Independent special counsel Central States Teamsters Pension Fund, 1982.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Ohio 1948, DC.

    Works

    • Author: I've Seen the Elephant: An Autobiography, 2000.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Served with 107th Cavalry Army of the United States, 1940-1942, 107th Cavalry United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945. Colonel Reserve; Member American Bar Association, Ohio Bar Association, American Judicature Society, Chi Phi, Phi Delta Phi. Clubs: Mason (Rufus Putnam Distinguished Service Award), University, Columbus Athletic, Scioto Country, Urbana Country, Burning Tree Country, Bethesda, Maryland, Country of Florida, Boynton Beach.

    Connections

    • Married Ardath Louise Kleinhans, September 14, 1940. Children: William Bart, Juliet Louise Saxbe Blackburn, Charles Rockwell.
    • father: Bart Rockwell Saxbe
    • mother: Faye Henry (Carey) Saxbe
    • spouse: Ardath Louise Kleinhans
    • children: William Bart Saxbe
    • Juliet Louise Saxbe Blackburn Saxbe
    • Charles Rockwell Saxbe
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    Died August 24, 2010
    (aged 94)
    Nationality
    • 1940
      Ohio State University
    • 1948 - 1955
      Practice, d in
      Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1953 - 1954
      member, Ohio House of Representatives
    • 1955 - 1958
      partner, Saxbe
    • 1957 - 1958
      attorney, general State of Ohio
    • 1960 - 1963
      partner, Dargusch
    • 1969 - 1974
      United States Senator from Ohio
    • 1974 - 1975
      attorney, general United States Department Justice
    • 1975 - 1977
      United States ambassador, to India United States Department State
      New Delhi, Delhi, India, India
    • 1977 - 1981
      partner, Chester
      Columbus, Ohio, United States
    • 1981 - 1984
      of counsel, Jones
      Day, Florida, United States
    • 1982
      independent special counsel, Central States Teamsters Pension Fund
    • 1984 - 1993
      of counsel, Jones
      Pearson, Georgia, United States
    • 1994 - 2010
      of counsel, Jones
      Columbus, Ohio, United States
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