On Sunday, January 26th, 2014, Chief Justice Nathan Hecht became the longest serving justice on the Supreme Court of Texas in state history. Sunday marked his 9,157th day of service on the Texas Supreme Court. Hecht was first elected in November of 1988, and took his seat on the court on January 1, 1989.
Prior to Sunday, the longest serving justice had been Chief Justice Joe R. Greenhill.
Congratulations to Chief Justice Hecht for your service to the citizens and jurisprudence of the state.