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Nathan Lincoln Hecht, state supreme court justice. Bar: Texas 1974, District of Columbia 1975, United States District Court District of Columbia 1975, United States District Court (northern and western districts) Texas 1976, United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit) 1975, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1976, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1979.


Hecht, Nathan Lincoln was born on August 15, 1949 in Clovis, New Mexico, United States. Son of Harold Lee and Mary Loretta (Byerly) Hecht.


Bachelor, Yale University, 1971. Juris Doctor cum laude, Southern Methodist University, 1974.


Law clerk to judge The United States of America Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit), 1974-1975. Associate Locke, Purnell, Boren, Laney & Neely, Dallas, 1976-1980, partner, 1981. District judge 95th District Court, 1981-1986.

Judge Texas Court Appeals (5th District), 1986-1989. Justice Texas Supreme Court, Austin, since 1989. Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1971-1979.


Board visitors Southern Methodist U., Dallas, 1984-1987. Trustee Children's Medical Foundation, Dallas, 1983-1989. Board directors Children's Medical Center North, Dallas,1985-1989.

Elder Valley View Christian Church, Dallas, since 1981. Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1971-1979. Fellow Texas Bar Foundation, American Bar Foundation.

Member American Bar Association, Dallas Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, American Law Institute.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: piano, organ, jogging, bicycling.