Victor Heintz

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Victor Heintz
Victor Heintz.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1917 – March 4, 1919
Preceded by Alfred G. Allen
Succeeded by Ambrose E. B. Stephens
Personal details
Born (1876-11-20)November 20, 1876
Grayville, Illinois
Died December 27, 1968(1968-12-27) (aged 92)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Resting place Armstrong Hill Cemetery, Indian Hill, Ohio
Political party Republican
Military service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Captain
Unit Ohio National Guard
Battles/wars World War I
Awards Distinguished Service Cross
Silver Star
Purple Heart
Croix de Guerre

Victor Heintz (November 20, 1876 – December 27, 1968) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio and highly decorated veteran of World War I.

Born on a farm near Grayville, Illinois, Heintz attended the public schools. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1896 and from its law department in 1899. He was admitted to the bar in 1898 and commenced practice in Cincinnati, Ohio. He served six years in the Cavalry and Infantry of the Ohio National Guard.

Heintz was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1917 - March 4, 1919). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1918. During the First World War, he absented himself from the House and was commissioned a captain in the One Hundred and Forty-seventh Regiment, United States Infantry, on August 4, 1917. He went overseas June 22, 1918, and served until the end of the war. Decorated with the Distinguished Service Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster, Silver Star Medal, Purple Heart, and the Croix de Guerre.

He served as vice president and secretary of Ohio Valley Real Estate Co..

He resumed the practice of law until his retirement in 1961.

He died in Cincinnati, Ohio, December 27, 1968. He was interred in Armstrong Chapel Cemetery, Indian Hill, Ohio.

Medals[edit]

Heintz absented himself from Congress in 1918 to serve in the 147th Infantry, United States Army during World War I.

Source[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.