Victor Heintz

Victor Heintz ( born November 20, 1876 in near Grayville, Edwards and White County, Illinois, † December 27, 1968 in Cincinnati, Ohio ) was an American politician of the Republican Party and a veteran of the First World War. From 1917 to 1919 he was a member of the House of Representatives of the United States for the 2nd Congressional District of the State of Ohio.


Victor Heinz was born on a farm near Grayville. After attending the public schools Heintz studied at the University of Cincinnati Law. In 1896 he completed his studies in 1898 he was admitted to the bar and practiced henceforth in Cincinnati. He served six years in the cavalry and the infantry of the Ohio National Guard.

Heintz candidate in the congressional elections in 1916 in the 2nd Congressional District of Ohio, to feed into the U.S. House of Representatives. He eventually prevailed and succeeds by Alfred G. Allen. In 1918, he could no longer put up for re-election. During his time in the House of Representatives, he moved for his country in the First World War. He served most recently as a captain in the 147th U.S. Infantry Regiment. After he returned from the war to his home, give him some medals and honors were bestowed. He received the Distinguished Service Cross, the Silver Star, the Purple Heart and the Croix de Guerre. Until 1961 he worked as a lawyer, then he withdrew into retirement.

Heintz died in 1968 in Cincinnati. He was buried at the Armstrong Chapel Cemetery in Cincinnati.