Henry John HEINZ, III
Senate Years of Service:1977-1991
HEINZ, Henry John, III, a Representative and a Senator from Pennsylvania; born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., October 23, 1938; graduated, Phillips Exeter Academy 1956; graduated, Yale University 1960; received a graduate degree from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration 1963; served in the United States Air Force 1963; United States Air Force Reserve 1963-1969; faculty member and lecturer, Graduate School of Industrial Administration, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1970-1971; business career included positions as analyst, controller’s division, and numerous positions in the marketing division of the H.J. Heinz Co., Pittsburgh, Pa., plus positions with other firms; elected as a Republican by special election, November 2, 1971, to the Ninety-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Robert J. Corbett; reelected to the Ninety-third and Ninety-fourth Congresses and served from November 2, 1971, to January 3, 1977; was not a candidate for reelection to the House of Representatives, but was elected in 1976 to the United States Senate; reelected in 1982 and again in 1988 and served from January 3, 1977, until his death in an airplane crash over Lower Merion Township, Pa., April 4, 1991; chairman, Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee (Ninety-sixth and Ninety-ninth Congresses), Special Committee on Aging (Ninety-seventh through Ninety-ninth Congresses); interment in Heinz family mausoleum, Homewood Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pa.
BibliographyHeinz, H. John, III. “Foreign Takeover of U.S. Banking—a Real Danger?” Journal of the Institute for Socioeconomic Studies 4 (Autumn 1979): 1-9; Heinz, John. U.S. Strategic Trade: An Export Control System for the 1990s. Boulder: Westview press, 1991.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present