John T. Heard

John Taddeus Heard ( born October 29, 1840 in Georgetown, Pettis County, Missouri, † January 27, 1927 in Los Angeles, California ) was an American politician. Between 1885 and 1895 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Heard attended the common schools and then studied until 1860 at the University of Missouri in Columbia. After a subsequent law degree in 1862 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he began to practice in this profession in Sedalia. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career.

Between 1872 and 1875, Heard was sitting as a deputy in the House of Representatives from Missouri; 1880 to 1884 he was a member of the State Senate. In 1881 he worked in a commission for the cleanup of all claims with the State of Missouri against the federal government. In the congressional elections of 1884 Heard was in the sixth electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John Cosgrove on March 4, 1885. After four elections he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1895 five legislative sessions. Since 1893 he represented there as a successor of Richard Henry Norton seventh district of his state. Also since 1893, he was Chairman of the Committee for the administration of the Federal District District of Columbia. In 1894, Heard has not been confirmed again.

In July 1904 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in St. Louis, was nominated on the Alton B. Parker as a presidential candidate. In the following years, Heard also engaged in banking; In 1922 he retired then back into retirement. He died on January 27, 1927 during a visit to Los Angeles and was buried in Sedalia.