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James Watt Hewitt

James Watt Hewitt was American lawyer. Bar: Nebraska 1956.

Background

  • Hewitt, James Watt was born on December 25, 1932 in Hastings, Nebraska, United States. Son of Roscoe Stanley and Willa Manners (Watt) Hewitt.

  • Education

    • Student, Hastings College, 1952. Bachelor of Science, University Nebraska, 1954. Juris Doctor, University Nebraska, 1956.

      Master of Arts, University Nebraska, 1994. Doctor of Philosophy, University Nebraska, 2003.

    Career

    • Practice, Hastings, 1956—1957, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1960—2003. Vice president, general counsel Nebco, Inc., 1961—2003. Visiting lecturer University Nebraska College Law, 1970—1971.

      Adjunct professor American history Nebraska Wesleyan University, since 2001.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Nebraska 1956.

    Religion

    Denomination: Congregationalist

    Membership

    Member state executive committee Republican Party, 1967-1970, member state central committee, 1967-1970, legis chairman, 1968-1970. Board directors Lincoln Child Guidance Center, 1969-1972, president, 1972. Board directors Lincoln Community Playhouse, 1967-1973, president, 1972-1973.

    Trustee Bryan Memorial Hospital, Lincoln, 1968-1974, 76-82, chairman, 1972-1974. Board directors Lincoln Library., 1990-1997. Trustee University Nebraska Foundation, since 1979.

    Director Bryan Memorial Hospital Foundation, Lincoln, 1994-1907. Pres, Nebraska State History Society Foundation, Lincoln, since 1994, director, since 1994. Trustee Nebraska State History Society, since 2006.

    Director Nebraska state chapter The Nature Conservancy, 1993-1997. Captain United States Air Force, 1957-1960. Fellow: American Bar Foundation (Nebraska state chairman 1988-1992, national chairman 1994-1995, Nebraska state chairman 1988-1992).

    Member: American Bar Association (Nebraska state delegate 1972-1980, board governors 1981-1983), Lincoln Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, Nebraska State Bar (chairman insurance committee 1972-1976, chairman public relations committee 1982-1984, president 1985-1986), Newcomen Society (Nebraska chair 1995—2003), Lincoln Rose Society, American Rose Society, Nebraska Rose Society, Round Table, Country Club of Lincoln, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Delta Phi, Beta Theta Pi.

    Connections

    • Married Marjorie Ruth Barrett, August 8, 1954. Children: Mary Janet, William Edward, John Charles, Martha Annual.
    • father: Roscoe Stanley Hewitt
    • mother: Willa Manners (Watt) Hewitt
    • spouse: Marjorie Ruth Barrett
    • children: Mary Janet Hewitt
    • William Edward Hewitt
    • John Charles Hewitt
    • Martha Annual Hewitt
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    Born December 25, 1932
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