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June 11, 1991 | From the Washington Post
Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh on Monday put on hold his plans to resign and run for the unexpired term of the late U.S. Sen. John Heinz, after a federal judge ruled that Pennsylvania's method for filling the vacancy is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Edward N. Cahn, ruling in Philadelphia on Monday, struck down the state law under which the state Republican and Democratic parties planned to choose the Senate candidates for a November general election.
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November 7, 1993 | Associated Press
The widow of Sen. John Heinz said Friday she won't run for his former seat. "The best way for me to contribute is as I always have, as a thinking, practical, nurturing private citizen, working on behalf of Pittsburgh, our state and our nation," Teresa Heinz said. Sen. Harris Wofford, a Democrat, holds the seat now. Heinz died in a 1991 plane crash.
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August 11, 1991 | from The Washington Post
Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh resigned Friday to run for the unexpired term of the late Sen. John Heinz (R-Pa.), a move he has planned for more than two months. Administration sources said White House Chief of Staff John H. Sununu is pushing hard for Missouri Gov. John Ashcroft as Thornburgh's replacement, but Bush is not expected to nominate a candidate until after he returns to Washington Sept. 3. The Senate would not be able to begin the confirmation process until at least Sept.
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December 21, 1991 | From Associated Press
The widow of Sen. John Heinz (R-Pa.) is suing the owners of an airplane and helicopter that collided over a suburban Philadelphia school last April, killing her husband and six other people. The lawsuit alleges that the companies failed to properly train their flight crews. Teresa Heinz, who lives in the Pittsburgh suburb of Fox Chapel, filed suit Thursday in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court on behalf of herself, her three sons and her husband's estate.
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June 5, 1991 | DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh, who in a quarter-century of political life has seldom concealed his disdain for legislatures, has decided to run for one, announcing Tuesday that he will resign his Cabinet post to seek a U.S. Senate seat from Pennsylvania. "We are going to miss his wisdom and his support," President Bush said during a Cabinet meeting at which the decision was revealed.
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June 27, 1991 | Associated Press
Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) has been chosen to fill the vacancy on the Senate Finance Committee caused by the death of Sen. John Heinz (R-Pa.). The GOP leadership selected Hatch from among several lawmakers who sought the post. Heinz was killed in April when the small plane he was traveling in collided with a helicopter.
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November 7, 1993 | Associated Press
The widow of Sen. John Heinz said Friday she won't run for his former seat. "The best way for me to contribute is as I always have, as a thinking, practical, nurturing private citizen, working on behalf of Pittsburgh, our state and our nation," Teresa Heinz said. Sen. Harris Wofford, a Democrat, holds the seat now. Heinz died in a 1991 plane crash.
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April 13, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
President Bush joined much of official Washington for a memorial service that recalled Sen. John Heinz as a rare politician who refused to become jaded. The Pennsylvania Republican "really believed he could make the world a better place," said Sen. Timothy E. Wirth (D-Colo.), a prep school friend of Heinz's. Bush and Vice President Dan Quayle were among the nearly 2,000 people who attended the service at the Washington Cathedral.
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September 18, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Poor judgment on the part of a helicopter crew and an airplane pilot probably caused the midair collision near Philadelphia that killed Sen. John Heinz and six other people in April, federal safety investigators concluded. The National Transportation Safety Board determined also that the charter company that was transporting Heinz, Lycoming Air Services Inc. of Williamsport, Pa., had inadequately trained the pilot.
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August 7, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A U.S. appeals court in Philadelphia overturned a lower court decision that had blocked a special election to fill the U.S. Senate vacancy created by the death of Republican John Heinz. This opened the way for a November election showdown between interim Sen. Harris Wofford, a Democrat, and U.S. Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh. Thornburgh has not officially entered the race, but Justice Department officials said they expect him to leave office in a week or 10 days to begin campaigning.
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September 18, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Poor judgment on the part of a helicopter crew and an airplane pilot probably caused the midair collision near Philadelphia that killed Sen. John Heinz and six other people in April, federal safety investigators concluded. The National Transportation Safety Board determined also that the charter company that was transporting Heinz, Lycoming Air Services Inc. of Williamsport, Pa., had inadequately trained the pilot.
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August 11, 1991 | from The Washington Post
Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh resigned Friday to run for the unexpired term of the late Sen. John Heinz (R-Pa.), a move he has planned for more than two months. Administration sources said White House Chief of Staff John H. Sununu is pushing hard for Missouri Gov. John Ashcroft as Thornburgh's replacement, but Bush is not expected to nominate a candidate until after he returns to Washington Sept. 3. The Senate would not be able to begin the confirmation process until at least Sept.
NEWS
August 7, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A U.S. appeals court in Philadelphia overturned a lower court decision that had blocked a special election to fill the U.S. Senate vacancy created by the death of Republican John Heinz. This opened the way for a November election showdown between interim Sen. Harris Wofford, a Democrat, and U.S. Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh. Thornburgh has not officially entered the race, but Justice Department officials said they expect him to leave office in a week or 10 days to begin campaigning.
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July 4, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The captain of the plane in which Republican Sen. John Heinz of Pennsylvania was killed in an April 4 midair collision with a helicopter near Philadelphia had less than three hours of experience commanding the chartered aircraft, according to reports released by federal investigators in Washington. One witness interviewed by the National Transportation Safety Board investigators said the captain, Trond M.
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June 27, 1991 | Associated Press
Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) has been chosen to fill the vacancy on the Senate Finance Committee caused by the death of Sen. John Heinz (R-Pa.). The GOP leadership selected Hatch from among several lawmakers who sought the post. Heinz was killed in April when the small plane he was traveling in collided with a helicopter.
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June 11, 1991 | From the Washington Post
Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh on Monday put on hold his plans to resign and run for the unexpired term of the late U.S. Sen. John Heinz, after a federal judge ruled that Pennsylvania's method for filling the vacancy is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Edward N. Cahn, ruling in Philadelphia on Monday, struck down the state law under which the state Republican and Democratic parties planned to choose the Senate candidates for a November general election.
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April 11, 1991 | Associated Press
Hundreds of people overflowed a chapel Wednesday for the funeral of Sen. John Heinz (R-Pa.), who was remembered as a selfless man who used his wealth and influence to help the elderly, labor and environment. "John did not need to be in politics," said Sen. John C. Danforth (R-Mo.), an Episcopal priest who delivered the homily. "He did not need the town meetings and fund-raisers, the days on the road, the nights in the motels, the cramped hours in little airplanes. It was his gift."
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June 11, 1991 | From Associated Press
A federal judge Monday rejected Pennsylvania's method for picking a successor to the late Republican Sen. John Heinz, throwing Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh's candidacy into doubt. The judge said state election law unconstitutionally lets Republican and Democratic party committees pick nominees for a special Senate election instead of letting voters choose the candidates in primaries. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Edward N.
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June 5, 1991 | DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh, who in a quarter-century of political life has seldom concealed his disdain for legislatures, has decided to run for one, announcing Tuesday that he will resign his Cabinet post to seek a U.S. Senate seat from Pennsylvania. "We are going to miss his wisdom and his support," President Bush said during a Cabinet meeting at which the decision was revealed.
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