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.
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.
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.
Married Ardath Louise Kleinhans, September 14, 1940. Children: William Bart, Juliet Louise Saxbe Blackburn, Charles Rockwell.