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Charles Heitman Charles Heitman
Full Name: John Charles "Charlie" Heitman, Jr.
Date of birth: February 15, 1902
Date of death: March 23, 1957

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 6 Jan 8, 1957 - Mar 23, 1957 55th (1) (2)   Democrat Nacogdoches / Nacogdoches   Nacogdoches, Sabine, San Augustine
H 6 Jan 11, 1955 - Jan 8, 1957 54th   Democrat Nacogdoches / Nacogdoches   Nacogdoches, Sabine, San Augustine
(1) 55th Legislature - Oath of Office Taken by Honorable George Goetz, 5/9/1957, pp. 2658-2659. House Journal.
(2) C. George Goetz, in special election 5/4/1957, succeeded Charles Heitman, Jr., died 3/23/1957. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 55th Legislature, 2nd C.S., HR 28. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • 55th Legislature, R.S., SR 264. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Other Resources
  • Charlie Heitman, birth date 2/15/1902 in Hot Springs, Arkansas; death date 3/23/1957 at Seton Hospital, Austin, Travis County. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • John Charles "Charlie" Heitman, birth date 2/15/1902, death date 3/23/1957, interment in Sunset Memorial Park, Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County. Find a Grave.
  • "Special Election Set to Fill House Vacancy," Baytown Sun, 3/29/1957, p. 7, crediting Sterling Municipal Library. Gov. Price Daniel called a special election to fill the vacancy "created when Heitman died of a heart attack in the House March 23." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Obituary, "Texas Solon Dies of Heart Attack," Breckenridge American, 3/24/1957, p. 1, crediting Breckenridge Public Library. "State Representative Charles Bietman [sic: Heitman] Jr., of Nacogdoches collapsed at his desk in the House Chamber Saturday morning and died at a hospital a few minutes later." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Charles Heitman, 54th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Charles Heitman, 55th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 54th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 55th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
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    55th R.S. - 1957
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