|Hiram Treat Batchelder|
|2nd President of the Board of Trustees of Chico, California|
1873 – 1876
|Preceded by||George Dorn|
|Succeeded by||Charles Ball |
|County Clerk of Butte County, California|
|Born||December 14, 1838|
Waldo County, Maine 
|Died||May 15, 1911 (aged 73)|
|Resting place||Chico Cemetery,|
|Political party||Republican |
|Spouse(s)||Eleanor Whiteside (m. June 3, 1866, Chico, California)|
|Alma mater||Hampden Academy,|
Bowdoin College 
|Years of service||1861–1862|
|Rank||Lieutenant Colonel, Assistant Adjutant General|
|Unit||Company A of the 22nd Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment,|
Hiram Treat Batchelder (December 14, 1838 – May 15, 1911) was the second President of the Chico Board of Trustees, the governing body of the city of Chico, California from 1873 to 1876. He served as a trustee of the Chico Normal School, and as County Clerk of Butte County, California.
Early life and family
Life in Chico
The same year, he was hired as a teacher, and within a few months, he was appointed principal. He held this position for sixteen years. At that time there was only one school, and only one teacher. By 1891, there were four schools and fourteen teachers.
In 1864, he was permitted by the county trustees to purchase fencing-boards from a lumber mill in the mountains for the purpose of building a temporary floor for use in his first year of teaching.
In 1865, a tax was approved by the local electorate by a majority of 123 to 53 to fund a proper school house. The building was finished during the spring of 1866, and furnished with desks.
At the general election in September, 1871, Batchelder was elected superintendent of Butte County schools. In September, 1873, Batchelder was re-elected. Five months before the close of his second term of office, having been elected principal of the Chico school, Mr. Batchelder sent to the board of supervisors his resignation, to take effect on the first of November.
In 1885, he ended his teaching, and took a position with the Bank of Chico. He remained with the bank until 1889, when he was appointed postmaster of Chico.
He died in Chico on May 15, 1911, and is buried in the Chico Cemetery.
- Member (1882), Captain General (by 1891), Chico Lodge No. 111,
- City Clerk's Office, City of Chico, Roster of Chico City Council Members
- A Memorial and Biographical History of Northern California
- Headstone of Hiram Treat Batchelder, Chico Cemetery, Mangrove Avenue, Chico, California
- History of the public school system of California
- Schools In Chico Township 1882
- History Of Butte County Schools
- Proceedings of the M.W. Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of California, Frank Eastman & Co., Printers, San Francisco, 1882.
|President of the Board of Trustees of Chico, California
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