Henry J. Heinz

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Birthday
11, 1844
Birthplace
Pittsburgh, PA
Death Date
May 14, 1919 (74)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
11, 1844
Birthplace
Pittsburgh, PA
Death Date
May 14, 1919 (74)

About

Founder of the "57 varieties" H. J. Heinz Company. His legacy was honored with the naming of Heinz Field, the home of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Before Fame

He sold vegetables door-to-door as a young boy.

Trivia

He chose the "57 varieties" slogan at random because he enjoyed the sound of it.

Family Life

He had four children with Sarah Sloan Young whom he married in 1869.

Associated With

His grandson was Senator H. John Heinz III who died in 1991. His wife Teresa Heinz Kerry remarried to another U.S. Senator, John Kerry.