George H. Heinke

George Henry Heinke (July 22, 1882 – January 2, 1940) was a Nebraska Republican politician.

George H. Heinke
George H. Heinke (Nebraska Congressman).jpg
Frontispiece of 1941's George Henry Heinke, Late a Representative
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska's 1st district
In office
January 3, 1939 – January 2, 1940
Preceded byHenry Carl Luckey
Succeeded byJohn Hyde Sweet
Personal details
BornJuly 22, 1882
Dunbar, Nebraska
DiedJanuary 2, 1940 (aged 57)
Morrilton, Arkansas, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Alma materUniversity of Nebraska College of Law

Early lifeEdit

He was born on a farm on July 22, 1882 near Dunbar, Nebraska and moved in 1889 to Douglas, Nebraska, in 1891 to San Angelo, Texas, and in 1894 to Talmage, Nebraska. He graduated from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Law and passed the bar in 1908. He set up practice in Nebraska City, Nebraska.


He became the prosecuting attorney for Otoe County, Nebraska from 1919 to 1923 and 1927 to 1935. In 1939, he was elected to the Seventy-sixth United States Congress and served from January 3, 1939 until January 2, 1940.


On January 2, 1940 while en route to Washington, D.C. he died in a car crash in Morrilton, Arkansas. He is buried in Wyuka Cemetery in Nebraska City.

See alsoEdit


  1. "Heinke, George Henry". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved February 25, 2006.
  2. "Heinke, George Henry". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved February 25, 2006.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Henry Carl Luckey (D)
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska's 1st congressional district

January 3, 1939 – January 2, 1940
Succeeded by
John Hyde Sweet (R)