H. John Heinz III

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Person.png H. John Heinz III   C-SPAN SpartacusRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(businessman, politician)
H. John Heinz III.jpg
BornHenry John Heinz III
1938-10-23
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
DiedApril 4, 1991 (Age 52)
Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania
Cause of death
plane crash
NationalityAmerican
Alma materYale University, Harvard Business School
ReligionRoman Catholic
ParentsH. John Heinz II
Children • H. John Heinz IV
• André Heinz
• Christopher Drake Heinz
SpouseTeresa Heinz
Member ofCouncil on Foreign Relations/Historical Members
Victim ofpremature death
PartyRepublican
A US politician and Bilderberger who died in a small plane crash the day before a friend of his, John Tower also died in a plane crash.

Employment.png United States Senator from Pennsylvania

In office
January 3, 1977 - April 4, 1991
Preceded byHugh Scott

H. John Heinz III was a US politician. He was instrumental in getting the Clean Air Act passed by the US Senate in 1990.

Career

In 1978 he attended the Bilderberg meeting with his father, a member of the Bilderberg Advisory Committee.

Death

John Simkin describes the circumstances of Heinz' death as follows: "On 4th April, 1991, Heinz flew to Philadelphia to conduct the first in a series of investigative hearings to examine the telemarketing of medical equipment to Medicare beneficiaries. His Piper Aerostar PA60, carrying him and four other adults developed landing-gear trouble, a helicopter was dispatched to examine the problem. The helicopter's blades accidentally hit the bottom of the plane. Both aircraft crashed to the ground killing everyone on board."[1]

The next day a friend of his, John Tower was also killed in a plane crash.

 

Event Participated in

EventStartEndLocation(s)
Bilderberg/197821 April 197823 April 1978US
New Jersey
Princeton University
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