Menis Ketchum became Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia on January 1, 2016. He also served as Chief Justice in 2012.
Chief Justice Ketchum was elected to a full twelve-year term on the Supreme Court on November 4, 2008.
He was born in 1943 in Huntington, raised in Wayne County, and educated in Wayne County public schools before attending Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. In college he played varsity baseball and was a member of the 1964 Mid-American Conference Championship Baseball Team.