Historical records matching Henry John "Jack" Heinz, II
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.