John W. Heselton

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John Walter Heselton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 1st district
In office
January 3, 1945–January 3, 1959
Preceded by Allen T. Treadway
Succeeded by Silvio O. Conte
Personal details
Born (1900-03-17)March 17, 1900
Gardiner, Maine
Died August 19, 1962(1962-08-19) (aged 62)
Vero Beach, Florida
Political party Republican
Profession Lawyer

John Walter Heselton (March 17, 1900 – August 19, 1962) was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from January 3, 1945 until January 3, 1959. Heselton represented Massachusetts' first congressional district for seven consecutive terms.

Heselton was born in Gardiner, Maine. Before becoming a congressman he served in the Army and practiced law in Greenfield, Massachusetts. Heselton was active in Deerfield town politics, and was president of the Massachusetts Selectmen's Association from 1935 to 1938. He was the district attorney of the northwestern district of Massachusetts from 1939 to 1944. In 1944 he was elected to Congress, and served until his retirement in 1959.

Heselton retired in Vero Beach, Florida, and died on August 19, 1962. He is buried in Hope Cemetery in New Orleans, Louisiana.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Allen T. Treadway
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
Silvio O. Conte