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Judicial Branch, State of New Hampshire

For Immediate Release:
May 8, 2019

Statement from Chief Justice Robert J. Lynn regarding the death
of retired Justice William F. Batchelder


Justice William F. Batchelder

CONCORD, NH –  Chief Justice Robert J. Lynn issued the following statement on May 8 regarding the death of retired Justice William F. Batchelder:

   “The entire Supreme Court is deeply saddened by the death of Justice Batchelder. We remember him as a treasured colleague, and a well-respected member of both the bench and bar. Even in retirement, he remained deeply interested in the court, law and history.

   Bill was friendly to all, outgoing and committed to seeing that justice was served. He thoroughly enjoyed being a judge on both the superior and supreme courts. We are grateful that he took the time to encourage younger judges who always found him to be supportive.

   I think the best tribute to Justice Batchelder is that because of his kind and caring nature, he never lost sight of what was truly important in life. For Bill, that meant showing concern for the little guy and, most of all, loving his family, who adored him.”   


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