Heinz, H. J. (Henry John), 1844-1919

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Henry John Heinz (b. October 11, 1844, Birmingham, PA–d. May 14, 1919, Pittsburgh, PA) was the founded and President of the H. J. Heinz Company based in Pittsburgh, PA. H. J. Heinz Company was incorporated in 1905 and Heinz served as its first president. Under Heinz, the company was noted for fair treatment of workers and for pioneering safe and sanitary food preparation.
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creatorOf Dunbar, Mary. [Culinary ephemera : multi-product food companies]. Box 211. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Alberts, Robertr C., 1907-. Papers 1812-1980. Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, Heinz History Center Detre Library and Archives
referencedIn McNutt mss., 1899-1955 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Main Street district records subgroup, circa 1812-ongoing. The Henry Ford, Benson Ford Research Center
referencedIn Troutt, Charles E. Charles E. Troutt photographs : Buildings, 1955-1969, undated Atlanta History Center, Kenan Research Center / Cherokee Garden Library
creatorOf Heinz, H. J. (Henry John), 1844-1919. Great Grandfather Heinz's Pittsburgh [mansucript]. Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, Heinz History Center Detre Library and Archives
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associatedWith Alberts, Robertr C., 1907- person
grandparentOf Heinz, Henry John, 1908-1987 person
relativeOf Heinz, John, 1938-1991 person
founderOf H.J. Heinz Company corporateBody
associatedWith McNutt, Paul V. (Paul Vories), 1891-1955 person
associatedWith Troutt, Charles E. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Pittsburg PA US
Pittsburg PA US
Food industry and trade--Employees


Birth 1844-10-11

Death 1919-05-14


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