William Asa Fletcher (b. June 26, 1788, Plymouth NH; d. Sept 19, 1852, Ann Arbor MI ) was the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Michigan and thus ex officio Regent of the University of Michigan from 1837-1842. He died in Ann Arbor in 1852 and is buried in Forest Hill Cemetery.


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Fletcher, William A. (died c.1853) — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in New Hampshire. Lawyer; member Michigan territorial council, 1830-31; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1836-42; chief justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1836-42. Burial location unknown.

He was a sound jurist and an able advocate. An urbane and polished gentleman in his intercourse with his fellow men.

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