HEINKE, George Henry, (1882 - 1940)


HEINKE, George Henry, a Representative from Nebraska; born on a farm near Dunbar, Otoe County, Nebr., July 22, 1882; moved with his parents to Douglas, Nebr., in 1889, to San Angelo, Tex., in 1891, and to Talmage, Nebr., in 1894; attended the public schools; was graduated from the law department of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 1908; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Nebraska City, Nebr.; prosecuting attorney of Otoe County, Nebr., 1919-1923 and 1927-1935; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth Congress and served from January 3, 1939, until his death in Morrilton, Ark., January 2, 1940, as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident near there while en route to Washington, D.C., to attend a session of Congress; interment in Wyuka Cemetery, Nebraska City, Nebr.