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William Alexander Ketcham, American lawyer. Member George H. Thomas Post G.A.R.

Background

Ketcham, William Alexander was born on January 2, 1846 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Son of John Lewis and Jane (Merrill) Ketcham.

Education

Preparatory education Halle, Germany, and Gymnasium, Stuttgart, 1859-1861. Student Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana, 1861-1863. Bachelor of Arts, Dartmouth College, 1867.

(Doctor of Laws, Wabash College, 1894, also Dartmouth College, 1917).

Career

Enlisted as private Company A, 13th Indiana Vols., February 24, 1864. Second lieutenant Company E, December 16, 1864. Captain Company I, May 1, 1865.

Honorary mustered out September 5, 1865. Admitted to Indiana bar, 1868, and began practice at Indianapolis. Firm Ketcham, McTiernan & Higgins.

Company attorney Marion Company, 1884-1886. Attorney general, Indiana, 2 terms, 1894-1898. Member Board Control Indiana Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument.

Membership

Member George H. Thomas Post G.A.R.

Connections

Married Flora McDonald, June 25, 1873.

father:
John Lewis Ketcham

mother:
Jane (Merrill) Ketcham

spouse:
Flora McDonald