Memorial service set for longtime Ohio House majority leader William Mallory


CINCINNATI — A public memorial service is set for former Ohio lawmaker William L. Mallory on Sunday.

Mallory was the state’s first black House majority leader and longest-serving in its history.

He died Dec. 10 after a brief illness at the age of 82 at a Cincinnati hospice surrounded by his family.

The service celebrating Mallory’s life has been set for 10 a.m. at the iconic Cincinnati Museum Center.

Mallory is survived by his wife and six grown children, who include former Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory and Hamilton County judges William Jr. and Dwane Mallory.

Son Dale Mallory is in the Legislature, son Joe was a Forest Park vice mayor and daughter Leslie Denise works for the Ohio Lottery.

Their father’s funeral and burial will be private.