Kenton County Circuit Court Clerk and Covington City Cashier. William Macke was born on June 16, 1881 in Covington. His Father was Ben Macke, Kenton County Circuit Court Clerk. William Macke was educated in the parochial schools of Covington. Prior to entering political life, Macke worked for the Licking Rolling Mill Company as a bookkeeper. He married Anna Albers and was the father of two children: Margaret M. Macke Williams and Joseph Macke.
Macke was an active member of the Democratic Party. In 1912, he was elected president of the Liberal Democratic Club of Kenton County. He would remain active in the party until his death.
On October 2, 1911, William Macke was appointed Kenton County Circuit Court Clerk to fill the un-expired term of his father. He held this position until 1916, when he was appointed Cashier for the City of Covington. In 1921, Macke was again elected to the post of Kenton County Circuit Court Clerk. He retired as clerk in 1932. Macke also was the owner of the Abhepbett & Macke Surgical Instrument Company of Covington.
In 1925, the Macke Family moved into a new Colonial Revival home in Park Hills, Kentucky (Jackson Road). The home was built at the cost of $16,000. William Macke died on January 9, 1955 at his home at 227 W. Orchard Street in South Fort Mitchell, Kentucky. He was survived by his widow and two children. Mss of Christian Burial was held at Blessed Sacrament Church in South Fort Mitchell with burial at Mother of God Cemetery in Covington.
Kentucky Post, September 27, 1911, p. 2, January 29, 1912, p. 8, June 22, 1922, p. 1, November 1, 1925 and January 10, 1955, p. 1.; Pictorial and Industrial Review of Northern Kentucky (1923), p. 11.