William H. "Bill" Blizzard was a union organizer and a commander of the miners' army during the Battle of Blair Mountain. Blizzard is most remembered for his role in the Battle of Blair Mountain, leading the miners against the forces of Logan County sheriff Don Chafin. For his leadership role in the battle, Blizzard was charged with treason, but was acquitted at his trial on these charges. From that time forward, he remained an important leader within the UMW and organized labor.
William H. “Bill” Blizzard (September 19, 1892 – 1958) was a union organizer. He was considered the overall commander of the miners’ army during the Battle of Blair Mountain. After the Battle of Blair Mountain, Blizzard was tried at Charles Town for treason and murder and found not guilty on both charges.