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Grace Fern Heck, American lawyer. First female law school graduate from Ohio State University and first female prosecutor in Ohio. Recipient Distinguished Service award Ohio State University, 1971, Distinguished Alumna award Ohio State University, 1990.

Background

Heck, Grace Fern was born on November 13, 1905 in Tremont City, Ohio, United States. Daughter of Thomas J. and Mary Etta (Maxson) Heck.

Education

Bachelor cum laude, Ohio State University, 1928. Juris Doctor summa cum laude, Ohio State University, 1930.

Career

Bar: Ohio 1930, United States District Court (southern district) Ohio 1932, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1960. Researcher, National Commission Law Observance and Enforcement, United States District Court (southern district) Ohio, 1930-1931, Ohio Judicial Council and Law Institute Johns HopkinsU., 1931-1932. Prosecuting attorney Champaign County, Urbana, Ohio, 1933-1937.

Sole practice, Urbana, 1937-1943, 73-93, Springfield, 1947-1973. Retired, 1993; associate Corry, Durfey & Martin, Springfield, 1943-1947. Municipal judge Champaign County, 1954-1958.

Executive secretary War Price and Rationing Board, Urbana, 1941-1943. Board of trustees Spring Grove Cemetery Association, since 1954. Secretary board of trustees Magnetic Springs Foundation, Ohio, 1957-1962.

President Ohio State University, College Law Alumni Association, Columbus, 1971-1972. Charter member Friends of Libraries Ohio State University, Friends of History Costume and Textile Collection. Member National Council College Law, Ohio State University Columbus, since 1971.

Member Springfield Art Association. Trustee Champaign County Arts Council, 1987.

Achievements

  • First female law school graduate from Ohio State University and first female prosecutor in Ohio.

Politics

Working in partnership with different Christian denominations allows influencing public policy more effectively.

Views

All Christians should study Old and New Testament, which texts were written and gathered together over a long period of time. It is important to find out as much as we can about the original contexts in which texts were produced.

Membership

Executive secretary War Price and Rationing Board, Urbana, 1941-1943. Board trustees Spring Grove Cemetery Association, since 1954. Secretary board trustees Magnetic Springs Foundation, Ohio, 1957-1962.

President Ohio State University, College Law Alumni Association, Columbus, 1971-1972. Charter member Friends of Libraries Ohio State University, Friends of History Costume and Textile Collection. Member National Council College Law, Ohio State University Columbus, since 1971.

Member Springfield Art Association. Trustee Champaign County Arts Council, 1987-1994. Member Ohio State Bar Association (committee member, 60 Years Service to Public award 1991), Champaign County Bar and Law Library Association (president 1965), Springfield Bar and Law library Association (secretary 1946-1959, president 1963), American Bar Association, Ohio State University Alumni Association (Second vice president 1956-1958, advisory board 1962-1973, Alumni Centennial award 1970), Order of Coif, Phi Beta Kappa, Zeta Tau Alpha, Kappa Beta Pi, Delta Theta Tau (national vice president 1938-1940, national president 1941-1942, board trustees 1942-1945).

Clubs: Springfield Country (Ohio). Troy Country (Ohio); Altrusa. Lodge: Order of Eastern Star.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Fishing, hunting, travel, photography, gravestone rubbings.

Connections

Married Leo H. Faust, May 25, 1977.

father:
Thomas J. Heck

mother:
Mary Etta (Maxson) Heck

spouse:
Leo H. Faust