John T. Heard

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John Taddeus Heard (October 29, 1840 – January 27, 1927) was a Democrat Representative representing Missouri from March 4, 1885 to March 3, 1895.

Heard was born in Georgetown, Missouri in Pettis County, Missouri. He graduated from the University of Missouri in 1860. He was admitted to the bar in 1862 and practiced law in Sedalia, Missouri. He was a member of the Missouri State House of Representatives in 1872–1875; Missouri State Senate in 1880–1884; employed in 1881 by the fund commissioners of the State to prosecute and adjust all claims of the State against the General Government. While in Congress he was chairman, Committee on District of Columbia (Fifty-third Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1894 to the Fifty-fourth Congress; delegate to the 1904 Democratic National Convention.

He died while on a visit to Los Angeles, California, January 27, 1927; interment in Crown Hill Cemetery in Sedalia.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Cosgrove
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by
David A. De Armond
Preceded by
Richard Henry Norton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 7th congressional district

Succeeded by
John Plank Tracey