Charlie (Silent) 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

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.
  • "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).
  • 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).


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Committee Information top

55th R.S. - 1957
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Common Carriers  
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54th R.S. - 1955
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Game and Fisheries  
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