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Charles Heitman

Charlie (Silent) Heitman
Full Name: John Charles "Charlie" Heitman, Jr.
Birth date: February 15, 1902
Death date: March 23, 1957

Terms of Service

  • House, 55th (1) (2) Legislature
    1/8/1957 - 3/23/1957
  • House, 54th Legislature
    1/11/1955 - 1/8/1957
(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

Resolutions and Journal entries


Other Resources

  • Charlie Heitman, birth date 2/15/1902 in Hot Springs, Arkansas; death date 3/23/1957 at Seton Hospital, Austin, Travis County; House of Representatives, State of Texas. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • John Charlie Heitman, birth date 2/15/1902, death date 3/23/1957, burial in Sunset Memorial Park, Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County. Find a Grave .
  • Obituary, 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) .
  • "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 . . . March 23." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
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