John W. Heselton
1900 – 1962
Who was John W. Heselton?
John Walter Heselton was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from January 3, 1945 until January 3, 1959. Heselton represented Massachusetts' first congressional district for seven consecutive terms.
Heselton was born in Gardiner, Maine. Before becoming a congressman he served in the Army and practiced law in Greenfield, Massachusetts. Heselton was active in Deerfield town politics, and was president of the Massachusetts Selectmen's Association from 1935 to 1938. He was the district attorney of the northwestern district of Massachusetts from 1939 to 1944. In 1944 he was elected to Congress, and served until his retirement in 1959.
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