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


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


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.


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.


  • Bar: Nebraska 1956.


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.


Married Marjorie Ruth Barrett, August 8, 1954. Children: Mary Janet, William Edward, John Charles, Martha Annual.

Roscoe Stanley Hewitt

Willa Manners (Watt) Hewitt

Marjorie Ruth Barrett

Mary Janet Hewitt

William Edward Hewitt

John Charles Hewitt

Martha Annual Hewitt