H. John Heinz III

H. John Heinz III

Born Oct 23, 1938

Henry John Heinz III was an American politician from Pennsylvania. A Republican, Heinz served in the United States House of Representatives from 1971 to 1977 and in the United States Senate from 1977 until his death in 1991.

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1938 Birth Henry John Heinz III was born to H. J. Heinz II, heir to the H. J. Heinz Company, and Joan Diehl in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on October 23, 1938.
1942 3 Years Old An only child, Heinz moved to San Francisco, California, with his mother and stepfather, U.S. Navy Captain C.C. "Monty" McCauley following his parents' divorce in 1942. … Read More


1956 17 Years Old In 1956, Heinz graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy.


1960 21 Years Old He then attended and graduated from Yale University in 1960, majoring in History, Arts and Letters, and subsequently graduated from Harvard Business School in 1963. … Read More
1963 24 Years Old Upon graduating from Harvard Business School in 1963, Heinz served in the United States Air Force Reserve and was on active duty during the same year. … Read More
1965 26 Years Old Before entering politics, Heinz served as an assistant to Pennsylvania Republican U.S. Senator Hugh Scott and played an active role as assistant campaign manager during Scott's campaign for re-election. Heinz then worked in the financial and marketing division of the H. J. Heinz Company between 1965 and 1970, after which he became a professor of business at the Carnegie Mellon University's Graduate School of Industrial Administration.


…  A Republican, Heinz served in the United States House of Representatives from 1971 to 1977, and in the United States Senate from 1977 until he was killed in a plane crash in Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania, in 1991.
1972 33 Years Old Heinz was re-elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1972 and 1974.
1976 37 Years Old Heinz opted not to run for re-election to his seat in the House of Representatives, choosing instead in 1976 to run for Pennsylvania's open United States Senate seat created by the retirement of incumbent Hugh Scott.


1979 40 Years Old He was elected chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee for two terms, 1979-1981 and 1985-1987. … Read More
1982 43 Years Old Heinz won the election, and was subsequently re-elected in 1982 and in 1988. … Read More


1991 52 Years Old 1 More Event
On April 4, 1991, Heinz and six other people, including two children, were killed when a Sun Co. … Read More
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