William A. Bablitch

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The Honorable

William A. Bablitch
Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court
In office
August 1, 1983 – July 31, 2003
Preceded byBruce F. Beilfuss
Succeeded byPatience D. Roggensack
President pro tempore of the Wisconsin Senate
In office
January 3, 1983 – July 31, 1983
Preceded byVacant since 1979
Fred Risser (1979)
Succeeded byVacant until 1993
Alan Lasee (1993)
Member of the Wisconsin Senate
from the 24th district
In office
January 1, 1973 – July 31, 1983
Preceded byRaymond F. Heinzen
Succeeded byDavid Helbach
District Attorney of Portage County, Wisconsin
In office
January 1, 1969 – January 1, 1973
Preceded byWendel W. Crosby
Succeeded byMaris Rushevies
Personal details
Born
William Albert Bablitch

(1941-03-01)March 1, 1941
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
DiedFebruary 16, 2011(2011-02-16) (aged 69)
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Resting placeForest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Wisconsin
Spouse(s)Martha Bablitch (div. 1978)
Childrennone
Alma materUniversity of Wisconsin–Madison
University of Wisconsin Law School
University of Virginia School of Law

William Albert Bablitch (March 1, 1941 – February 16, 2011)[1] was a politician, jurist, and lawyer from Wisconsin. He served in the Wisconsin State Senate from 1972 to 1983, and on the Wisconsin Supreme Court from 1983 to 2003.[2]

Bablitch was born in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, and graduated from Pacelli High School in 1959. He studied at the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point and received a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1963. He served in the Peace Corps for two years before earning a law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1968 and a master of laws degree in the appellate process from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1987. Bablitch was married to Wisconsin Court of Appeals Judge Martha Bablitch.[3] They divorced in 1978.

Bablitch served as Portage County district attorney from 1969 to 1972 and served in the Wisconsin State Senate from 1972 to 1983 and was a Democrat.[4][5] He was elected to the Wisconsin Supreme Court in 1983 and reelected in 1993.[6] Bablitch retired at the end of his term July 31, 2003. He was a part-time partner at the law firm of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP in Madison. He died in Hawaii.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bablitch, former state Supreme Court justice, dies". Jsonline.com. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-11. Retrieved 2009-10-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Martha Bablitch". Stevens Point News. Archived from the original on 2012-04-05. Retrieved 2011-11-27.
  4. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1981-1982,' Biographical Sketch of Wiliam A. Bablitch, pg. 68
  5. ^ Amy Rabideau Silvers. "Bablitch a longtime public servant", Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, February 17, 2011.
  6. ^ "Wisconsin Court System - William A. Bablitch". Wicourts.gov. Retrieved 15 July 2018.

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Wisconsin State Senate
Preceded by
Raymond F. Heinzen
Member of the Wisconsin Senate from the 24th district
January 1, 1973 – July 31, 1983
Succeeded by
David Helbach
Preceded by
Fred Risser (1979)
President pro tempore of the Wisconsin Senate
January 4, 1983 – July 31, 1983
Succeeded by
Alan Lasee (1993)
Legal offices
Preceded by
Wendel W. Crosby
District Attorney of Portage County, Wisconsin
January 1, 1969 – January 1, 1973
Succeeded by
Maris Rushevies
Preceded by
Bruce F. Beilfuss
Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court
August 1, 1983 – July 31, 2003
Succeeded by
Patience D. Roggensack