H. John Heinz III

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Person.png H. John Heinz III   C-SPAN SpartacusRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(businessman, politician)
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BornHenry John Heinz III
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
DiedApril 4, 1991 (Age 52)
Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania
Cause of death
plane crash
Alma materPhillips Exeter Academy, Le Rosey, Yale 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
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.


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


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

Bilderberg/197821 April 197823 April 1978US
New Jersey
Princeton University
The 26th Bilderberg, held in the US
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