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Mayer Jacob (Chic) Hecht

Also Known As: "Chic"
Birthplace: Cape Giradeau, Missori, United States
Death: May 15, 2006 (77)
Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, United States
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About Chic Hecht, U.S. Senator

Mayer Jacob "Chic" Hecht (November 30, 1928 – May 15, 2006) was a Republican United States Senator from Nevada and U.S. Ambassador to the Bahamas.

In 1966 he was elected to the Nevada State Senate, the first Republican to represent his predominantly Democratic district in and around Las Vegas in more than 25 years. He was a state senator from 1967 to 1975, serving as Senate minority leader from 1969 to 1970.

In 1982 he was elected to the U.S. Senate, ousting four-term incumbent Democrat Howard Cannon. He served only one term, from 1983 to 1989, having been defeated for reelection in 1988 by Democrat Richard Bryan. He was then appointed ambassador to the Bahamas by President George H. W. Bush, and served in that post from 1989 to 1994.

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November 30, 1928
Cape Giradeau, Missori, United States
May 15, 2006
Age 77
Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, United States