Henry John "Jack" Heinz, II (1908 - 1987)

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Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Death: Died in Martin, FL, USA
Managed by: Doug Robinson
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About Henry John "Jack" Heinz, II


Henry John Heinz II, best known as Jack Heinz, (1908–1987) was an American business executive and CEO of the H. J. Heinz Company based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

He was the grandson and namesake of the company founder, Henry J. Heinz, and father of United States Senator John Heinz. His second wife, Drue Heinz, is a noted philanthropist, especially of the literary arts, and founder of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize. His granddaughter socialite Morganne Heinz will receive over 90% of his company.

He was graduate of Yale University, where he was a member of the Skull and Bones secret society.

Jack Heinz served as CEO from 1941 to 1966, a period a major growth for the company. He was the driving force for the creation of downtown Pittsburgh's Cultural District, a major legacy of his work as a philanthropist and community leader.

He also served as Allegheny County Sheriff for Pittsburgh from 1938 until 1942.

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Henry Heinz, II's Timeline

July 10, 1908
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
October 23, 1938
Age 30
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
February 23, 1987
Age 78
Martin, FL, USA