Alice M. Batchelder
|Alice Moore Batchelder|
|Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit|
August 14, 2009 – August 15, 2014
|Preceded by||Danny Julian Boggs|
|Succeeded by||R. Guy Cole Jr.|
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit|
|Assumed office |
December 2, 1991
|Appointed by||George H. W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Pierce Lively|
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio|
April 4, 1985 – January 4, 1992
|Appointed by||Ronald Reagan|
|Preceded by||Seat established by 98 Stat. 333|
|Succeeded by||Solomon Oliver Jr.|
August 15, 1944
Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||William G. Batchelder|
|Education||Ohio Wesleyan University (B.A.)|
University of Akron School of Law (J.D.)
University of Virginia School of Law (LL.M.)
Alice Moore Batchelder (born August 15, 1944) is an American attorney and jurist. She currently is a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and she served as that circuit's chief judge from 2009 until 2014. She also was considered by President George W. Bush as a potential nominee for a United States Supreme Court seat that ultimately went to Justice Samuel Alito. Her husband William G. Batchelder is a former state Court of Appeals judge and a state legislator, who has served more than 30 years in the Ohio House of Representatives and served as Speaker of the House from 2011 until 2014.
Education and early career
Batchelder was born Alice Moore in Wilmington, Delaware. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1964, where she met her future husband, William G. Batchelder. Batchelder received her Juris Doctor (law degree) from the University of Akron School of Law in 1971, and her Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1988. Batchelder briefly taught English and had a private legal practice from 1971 to 1983 in Medina, Ohio, near Cleveland.
In 1983, Batchelder was appointed a Judge of the United States bankruptcy court for the Northern District of Ohio. On February 28, 1985, President Ronald Reagan nominated Batchelder to a new district judge position, created by 98 Stat. 333, on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 3 and received her commission on April 4. On June 12, 1991, President George H. W. Bush nominated Batchelder to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit to the seat vacated by Pierce Lively. She was confirmed by the Senate on November 27 and received her commission on December 2. Batchelder's service on the district court position was officially terminated on January 4, 1992, due to her appointment to the court of appeals. On August 14, 2009, she became Chief Judge of the Sixth Circuit. She stepped down as chief judge on August 15, 2014, upon turning age 70.
- "Batchelder, Alice Moore - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.
- "Alice Moore Batchelder Biography". Archived from the original on 27 September 2009. Retrieved 9 July 2010.
- Alice Moore Batchelder at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
Seat established by 98 Stat. 333
| Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
Solomon Oliver Jr.
| Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Danny Julian Boggs
| Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
R. Guy Cole Jr.