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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Northern Kentucky political, legal institution, Lambert L. Hehl, Jr., passes away

Lambert L. Hehl, Jr. 7/2/1924 – 9/23/2019

Campbell County District Court Judge Lambert Hehl roasts Marie Weber at Quality Inn; Marie Weber (84) headed social service agencies for the state for close to 50 years. 1988 Ky Post via Kenton Co. Library Faces and Places. 

Lambert L. Hehl, Jr., passed away on September 23, 2019. An institution in the political and legal arenas of Campbell County and Northern Kentucky as a whole, Judge Hehl served as a Campbell County Commissioner from 1963 – 1974, a two-term Campbell County Judge Executive, and a total seven years on the bench as a judge in both Campbell County District and Circuit court.

Prior to his election as a county commissioner, Judge Hehl served as a state senator for three years. During his public service he helped bring the interstate through the region and developing the AA highway. For his contributions to local infrastructure, the 275 bridge linking Campbell County to southeastern Hamilton County was named the Combs Hehl Bridge after Judge Hehl and Governor Bert T. Combs.

Judge Hehl was a force in his community, holding membership in the Campbell County Jaycee’s, the Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission, the Fort Thomas Optimist’s Club, the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, the Campbell County Democratic Club and the Bellevue Vets.

Judge Hehl was also a Marine Veteran, serving his country in World War II.

Judge Hehl is survived by two children, four grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and six great, great grandchildren.

Pictures from Kenton Co. Faces and Places:

Judge Lambert Hehl, attorney John Patton Jr., attorney Greg Popovich, Commonwealth attorney C. Huston Ebert.

Campbell County Judge Executive Lambert Hehl at meeting with people form Lakeside Terrace. 1980, KY Post. 

Compiled by Tyler Owen 

1 comment:

  1. It is with heavy yet grateful hearts that we acknowledge the passing of one our local Democratic legends. Judge Lambert Hehl was a faithful public servant, an institution of law and politics, and a faithful Democrat through his years. He will be missed. Thank you, Judge Hehl, for sharing your light and your life with us.