John T. Heard

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John T. Heard
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 7th district
1885–1893 (6th district)
In office
Member of the Missouri Senate
In office
Member of the Missouri House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
John Taddeus Heard

(1840-10-29)October 29, 1840
Georgetown, Missouri
DiedJanuary 27, 1927(1927-01-27) (aged 86)
Los Angeles, California
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materUniversity of Missouri

John Taddeus Heard (October 29, 1840 – January 27, 1927) was a Democratic Representative representing Missouri from March 4, 1885 to March 3, 1895.

Heard was born in Georgetown, Missouri in Pettis County, Missouri. He graduated from the University of Missouri in 1860. He was admitted to the bar in 1862 and practiced law in Sedalia, Missouri. He was a member of the Missouri State House of Representatives in 1872–1875; Missouri State Senate in 1880–1884; employed in 1881 by the fund commissioners of the State to prosecute and adjust all claims of the State against the General Government. While in Congress he was chairman, Committee on District of Columbia (Fifty-third Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1894 to the Fifty-fourth Congress; delegate to the 1904 Democratic National Convention.

He died on January 27, 1927 while on a visit to Los Angeles, California. He is buried in Crown Hill Cemetery in Sedalia.

The John T. and Lillian Heard House at Sedalia was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2011.[1]


  1. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 4/11/11 through 4/15/11. National Park Service. 2011-04-22.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Cosgrove
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by
David A. De Armond
Preceded by
Richard Henry Norton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 7th congressional district

Succeeded by
John Plank Tracey