Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Heinz, Henry John
HEINZ, HENRY JOHN, an American manufacturer and publicist, born in Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1844. He was educated in the public schools and at Duff's Business College. He began the packing of foodstuffs on a small scale at Sharpsburg, in 1869. In 1872 he removed to Pittsburgh. His business developed rapidly, until it became one of the most important food-producing firms in the country, and had branches also in several countries of Europe. He was a director in many important financial institutions and was chairman of the committee to devise means to protect Pittsburgh from floods. He was a director of the Pittsburgh Tuberculosis Sanatorium and was president of the State Sunday School Association. During the World War he did much important work in connection with the Food Administration. He died in 1919.