|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|
|President||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Thomas Justin Monaghan|
|Succeeded by||Joe W. Stecher|
August 4, 1947|
Columbus, Nebraska, U.S.
University of Nebraska,|
Lincoln (BA, JD)
Heavican was born on August 4, 1947 in Columbus, Nebraska. 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.
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Thomas Justin Monaghan
| United States Attorney for the District of Nebraska
Joe W. Stecher
John V. Hendry
| Chief Justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court
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