Michael Heavican

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Michael Heavican
Michael Heavican US Attorney.jpg
Chief Justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court
Assumed office
October 2, 2006
Preceded by John V. Hendry
United States Attorney for the District of Nebraska
In office
2001–2006
President George W. Bush
Preceded by Thomas Justin Monaghan[1]
Succeeded by Joe W. Stecher[2]
Personal details
Born (1947-08-04) August 4, 1947 (age 71)
Columbus, Nebraska, U.S.
Political party Republican
Education University of Nebraska,
Lincoln
(BA, JD)

Michael G. Heavican (born August 4, 1947)[3] is the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Nebraska. He was appointed to the court on October 2, 2006, by Governor Dave Heineman.

Background[edit]

Heavican was born on August 4, 1947 in Columbus, Nebraska.[4] Heavican's experience prior to joining the bench was exclusively as a state and then federal prosecutor. From 1975-1980, he was a Deputy Lancaster County Attorney. He became Chief Deputy Lancaster County Attorney in 1981, and then served as the Lancaster County Attorney from 1981-1991. He ran for Attorney General of Nebraska in 1990, but lost the Republican primary to Don Stenberg. In 1991, Heavican left state service to become an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Nebraska. After ten years with that office, he was appointed by newly elected President George W. Bush to be the United States Attorney for the District of Nebraska in 2001, a position he held until becoming Chief Justice of Nebraska.

Heavican received a B.A. from the University of Nebraska in 1969, and received his J.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Law in 1974.

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.congress.gov/nomination/107th-congress/953?q=%7B"search"%3A%5B"Michael+Heavican"%5D%7D&r=3
  2. ^ https://www.congress.gov/nomination/110th-congress/475?q=%7B"search"%3A%5B"Michael+Heavican"%5D%7D&r=1
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-22. Retrieved 2011-02-10.
  4. ^ "Nebraska Blue Book" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 March 2012. Retrieved 4 June 2012.
  • "Nebraska Judicial Branch". Supreme Court Justices Michael G. Heavican. Archived from the original on February 6, 2008. Retrieved February 10, 2008.
Legal offices
Preceded by
Thomas Justin Monaghan
United States Attorney for the District of Nebraska
2001–2006
Succeeded by
Joe W. Stecher
Preceded by
John V. Hendry
Chief Justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court
2006–present
Incumbent