William Eich

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William Eich is a former member of the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, a governmental agency of Wisconsin administering elections and ethics laws in Wisconsin. He served from 2008-2010 and was Vice Chair.[1]


Eich earned a bachelor's degree from Beloit in 1960 and a law degree from Wisconsin Law in 1963.[2]

Professional career

After law school, Eich was a law clerk at the Wisconsin Supreme Court in 1963 then served a year in private practice in 1964 before serving five years in the Wisconsin Attorney General's Office from 1964 to 1969. In 1969, Eich was appointed by Governor Warren Knowles as chairman of the Wisconsin Public Service Commission and served in that role until being appointed by Governor Patrick Lucey to the Dane County Circuit Court and served until his appointment to the Court of Appeals.[2]

Court of Appeals

William Eich was appointed to the District IV Wisconsin Court of Appeals representing South Central Wisconsin by Governor Anthony Earl in 1985 after serving for more than a decade as a circuit court judge in Dane County. Eich was elected 1987 and subsequently re-elected in 1993 and 1999 and also served as Chief Judge of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals for nine years.[2]

Government Accountability Board

Eich was appointed to the board by Governor Jim Doyle in 2007 and was confirmed to the Board on a vote by the Wisconsin State Senate.[3] His term ended in 2010.[1]

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