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James V. Heidinger

James Vandaveer Heidinger (July 17, 1882 – March 22, 1945) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

James V. Heidinger
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 24th district
In office
January 3, 1941 – March 22, 1945
Preceded byClaude V. Parsons
Succeeded byRoy Clippinger
Personal details
James Vandaveer Heidinger

(1882-07-17)July 17, 1882
Mount Erie, Illinois
DiedMarch 22, 1945(1945-03-22) (aged 62)
Phoenix, Arizona
Political partyRepublican
Alma materNorthern Illinois College of Law

He was born on a farm near Mount Erie, Illinois, he attended the rural schools, Northern Illinois Normal School, De Kalb, Illinois, and Valparaiso (Indiana) University. He taught in the rural schools of Wayne County, Illinois. He was graduated from Northern Illinois College of Law, Dixon, Illinois, in 1908. He was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Fairfield, Illinois. He was the county judge of Wayne County, Illinois from 1914 to 1926. He served as assistant attorney general of Illinois 1927-1933. He served as delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1928. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the Seventy-second and Seventy-fourth Congresses.

Heidinger was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-seventh, Seventy-eighth, and Seventy-ninth Congresses and served from January 3, 1941, until his death in Phoenix, Arizona from pulmonary fibrosis,[1] on March 22, 1945. He was interred in Maple Hill Cemetery, Fairfield, Illinois.

See alsoEdit


  • United States Congress. "James V. Heidinger (id: H000450)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • James V. Heidinger at Find a Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Claude V. Parsons
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 24th congressional district

January 3, 1941 - March 22, 1945
Succeeded by
Roy Clippinger

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