Nebraska Authors

James W. Hewitt

Born ≈ 1932

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Law; Legal History; Political Science; Nebraska topic; Nebraska Constitution.


Bachelor of Science, 1954, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Juris Doctor, 1956, University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, NE
Master of Arts in history, 1994, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Ph.D in history, 2003, University of Nebraska - Lincoln


Retired lawyer
Retired adjunct history professor at Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE.

Places Worked

NEBCO lawyer for 41 years
U.S. Air Force.
Nebraska Wesleyan University


Nebraska 150 Books honor for In Cold Storage: Sex and Murder on the Plains. 2017


Lincoln City Libraries friend
President of Friends of the University of Nebraska Press
President of Friends of the Center for Great Plains Studies
UNL Arts and Humanities Association


Slipping Backward: A History of the Nebraska Supreme Court. 2007.
In Cold Storage: Sex and Murder on the Plains. 2015

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