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W. Arthur Hecht, American insurance agent. Chartered Life Underwriter; chartered finance consultant; professional engineer.


Hecht, W. Arthur was born on December 13, 1923 in Bielefeld, Germany. Came to the United States, 1938. Son of Leo and Herta (Lewinski) Hecht.


Bachelor of Science, Columbia University, 1948.


Industrial engineer, Consolidated Laundries Corporation, New York City, 1948-1950;industrial engineer, Stratford Pen Corporation, New York City, 1950-1951;industrial engineer, Western Electric Company, Kearny, New Jersey, 1951-1953;plant industrial engineer, Continental Can Corporation, Oakland, California, 1953-1959;vice president manufacturing, Allwork Manufacturing Company, Oakland, 1959-1966;agent, New York Life, Oakland, since 1967.


  • Chartered Life Underwriter. Chartered finance consultant. Professional engineer.


Trustee, president Board Education, Piedmont, California, 1970-1982;board directors Boys and Girls Club, Oakland, since 1988, Boy Scouts American, Oakland, Piedmont, 1960-1988, Silver Beaver award, 1964. Trustee, vice president, treasurer Piedmont Education Foundation, 1982-1990. Board directors, president Piedmont Swim Club, 1964-1970.

Board directors, campaign chairman Jewish Federation Greater East Bay, Oakland, 1982-1988. Member Republican State Center Committee, 1968-1972. County chairman Flournoy for Controller/Governor, Almeda County, California, 1972, 74.

Member American Society California Lutheran Universities and Chartered Finance Consultant (president East Bay chapter 1977-1978), Oakland/East Bay Association Life Underwriters (president 1985-1986, community service award 1970), California Association Life Underwriters (nominating committee 1988-1990, state legislation committee 1976-1980, trustee political action committee 1990-1992), National Association Life Underwriters, Million Dollar Round Table (Quality LIfe Award for Community Service 1990, state chairman membership committee since 1988), Rotary (president 1984-1985, Paul Harris fellow 1983, patron 1989), Lake Merritt Breakfast Club (committee chairman), Tau Beta Pi.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: photography, racquetball.


Married Doris Ida Goldstein, November 22, 1951. 1 child, Stephen T.

Leo Hecht

Herta (Lewinski) Hecht

Doris Ida Goldstein

Stephen T. Hecht