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Jacob Chic HECHT

(1928-2006)
Senate Years of Service:
1983-1989
Party:
Republican

HECHT, Jacob Chic, a Senator from Nevada; born in Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau County, Mo., November 30, 1928; graduated, Washington University, St. Louis, Mo., 1949; United States Army Intelligence Corps, special agent 1951-1953; named to Army Intelligence Hall of Fame in 1988; businessman and banker; member, Nevada State senate 1967-1975; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1982 and served from January 3, 1983, to January 3, 1989; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1988; Ambassador to the Bahamas, 1989-1993; returned to private life in Nevada; was a resident of Las Vegas at the time of his death, due to prostate cancer complications, on May 15, 2006.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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