SAXBE, William Bart (1916-2010)

SAXBE, WILLIAM BART, a Senator from Ohio; born in Mechanicsburg, Champaign County, Ohio, June 24, 1916; attended the public schools in Mechanicsburg; enlisted in Ohio National Guard 1937; active military duty, Second World War 1940-1945, and Korean conflict 1951-1952; graduated from Ohio State University in 1940 and from that university's law school in 1948; admitted to the bar in 1948 and commenced practice in Columbus, Ohio; member, Ohio State house of representatives 1947-1954; Ohio attorney general 1957-1958, 1963-1968; chairman, Ohio Crime Commission 1967-1968; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1968, and served from January 3, 1969, until his resignation January 3, 1974, to become Attorney General of the United States from January 4, 1974, to February 2, 1975; Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to India 1975-1977; resumed the practice of law; was a resident of Mechanicsburg, Ohio, until his death on August 24, 2010.

Broadcast Pioneers Library
University of Maryland Hornbake Library
College Park, MD
Papers: 25 audiotapes (1973-1975) in Westinghouse Broadcasting Company collection, 1945-1981.

Cleveland State University
Cleveland, OH
Papers: 1968, 1970. 2 items. Tapes of a speech and a debate.

Gerald R. Ford Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: 1974-1977. Correspondence and briefing papers. Finding aid.

Louisiana State University
Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections
Baton Rouge, LA
Papers: In Robert P. Morris papers, 1986-1987.

Ohio Historical Society
Columbus, OH
Papers: 1968-1975. 219 feet. Correspondence, legislation, invitations, office procedures, case files, and other papers relating to terms as senator and attorney general. Finding aid. Also miscellaneous items in other collections.

  • Pollitt, Daniel H. "Senator/Attorney-General Saxbe and the `Ineligibility Clause' of the Constitution: An Encroachment Upon Separation of Powers.'' North Carolina Law Review 53 (1974-1975): 111-33.
  • Saxbe, William B. I've Seen the Elephant: An Autobiography. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 2000.
  • ____. Seems Like Yesterday. n.p., 1975.