- NAME: H.J. Heinz
- OCCUPATION: Entrepreneur
- BIRTH DATE: October 11, 1844
- DEATH DATE: May 14, 1919
- Did You Know?: H.J. Heinz's first business failed in 1875, due in part to a nationwide financial crisis.
- Did You Know?: Teresa Heinz Kerry is the great-granddaughter-in-law of H.J. Heinz.
- EDUCATION: Duff's Business College
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- PLACE OF DEATH: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- AKA: Henry J. Heinz
- AKA: Henry Heinz
- Full Name: Henry John Heinz
- AKA: H.J. Heinz
- Nickname: Pickle King
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Operating in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, businessman H.J. Heinz used his reputation for quality to make his food manufacturing company a success.
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Heinz married Sarah (Sallie) Sloan Young in 1869. They had five children together before her death in 1894. At the age of 74, Heinz died of pneumonia on May 14, 1919, at home in Pittsburgh. He left behind a business with more than 6,500 employees, 25 factories and products that were distributed in countries around the world.
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