William Bundy Bartels, who is assistant United States District Attorney of Ohio, is numbered among the representative
citizens of Columbus and Franklin County. He was born in Lick Township, Jackson County, Ohio, in 1889, the son
of Joseph C. and Flora (Williams) Bartels. His mother's father was a native of Wales and her mother was of Scotch-Irish
Joseph C. Bartels was born at Bartels Station, in Lawrence County, Ohio, a community that had been originally settled
by and named for the Bartels family. In early years he was in the charcoal furnace industry and later had varied
business interests in road building and coal mining. In 1909 Joseph C. Bartels removed to Dayton, Ohio, where he
William Bundy Bartels was about twenty years old when his family went to Dayton, Ohio. He had attended the public
schools of Jackson and as a youth entered the employ of the National Cash Register Company, where he spent a year
in order to earn sufficient money to complete his education. His enterprise and resourcefulness as an employe of
the National Cash Register Company were written of in a highly commendatory manner in the book, "Selling Yourself,"
by J. J. Munsell, who at that time was employment manager for the company. Mr. Bartels worked his way through college
and his initiative and industry have been largely responsible for the abundant success he has achieved in the early
years of his professional career.
Mr. Bartels is a graduate of the Law School of Ohio State University in the class of 1914. He engaged in practice
at Athens, Ohio, until he came to Columbus to take up his official duties as assistant United States district attorney
of Ohio. In November, 1918, he was elected prosecuting attorney of Athens County. He had, in the meantime on the
first of November been appointed to fill out an unexpired term and he began his first regular term on January 1,
1919. In November, 1920, he was reelected and completed his second term on December 31, 1922. Mr. Bartels then
resumed private practice at Athens, but in April, 1923, was appointed assistant United States district attorney
for the Southern District of Ohio under Judge B. W. Hough, district attorney, with offices in Columbus.
On March 29, 1917, Mr. Bartels married Miss Helen Amrine, of Columbus. They have a son, William Bundy Bartels,
Mr. Bartels is identified with the Franklin County Bar Association and Ohio State Bar Association. He is affiliated
with the Masonic Lodge, Commandery, Shrine, Knights of Pythias, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and Benevolent
and Protective Order of Elks.
History of Franklin County, Ohio
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka - Indianapolis 1930
Franklin County, OH
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