H. J. Heinz II

Born 1908

Henry John Heinz II, best known as Jack Heinz, was an American business executive and CEO of the H. J. Heinz Company based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

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1908 Birth Born in 1908.


1935 27 Years Old 1 More Event
Jack married Joan Diehl, a pioneer aviatrix, in 1935. They were the parents of one son, H.J. Heinz III. They established their home, Rosemont Farm, in the Fox Chapel suburb of Pittsburgh. The couple divorced in 1942.


1941 33 Years Old 1 More Event
Jack became president of the Heinz Company upon his father's death in 1941 of a stroke, and led the company through the challenges of World War II. … Read More


1953 45 Years Old In 1953, Jack married Drue Maher, with whom he shared a love of philanthropy, skiing, art collecting and world travel.


1958 50 Years Old He also chaired the U.S. delegation to a Economic Commission for Europe in 1958 and 1959. … Read More
1966 58 Years Old In 1966, Jack resigned as president and CEO, turning over day-to-day operations to a non-family member, R. … Read More


1979 71 Years Old In 1979, Queen Elizabeth II made Heinz an Honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, citing him "for significant contribution in the furtherance of British-American relationships, especially in the cultural, educational and economic fields." … Read More
1987 79 Years Old Died in 1987.
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