HESELTON, John Walter, (1900 - 1962)


Campaign card (detail), 1946-1956, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

HESELTON, John Walter, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Gardiner, Kennebec County, Maine, March 17, 1900; attended the public schools of Gardiner, Maine, Amherst (Mass.) College, and Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Mass.; served in the United States Army from October 10, 1918, to December 12, 1918; was admitted to the bar in 1926 and commenced practice in Greenfield, Mass.; also interested in banking; secretary of the board of trustees of Deerfield Academy; selectman of Deerfield, Mass., 1932-1935; president of the Massachusetts Selectmen’s Association 1935-1938; secretary of the Deerfield Republican Town committee 1928-1938; member of the Republican State committee 1936-1938; district attorney of the northwestern district of Massachusetts 1939-1944; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-ninth and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1945-January 3, 1959); was not a candidate for renomination in 1958; engaged in the practice of law; was a resident of Vero Beach, Fla., at the time of his death, August 19, 1962; interment in Hope Cemetery, New Orleans, La.