1919 – John B. Heim Dies

On this date John B. Heim died in Madison. Heim served as superintendent of for nearly thirty years. He also managed a book binding company, W.J. Park and Company. As city alderman, he advocated municipal ownership of the city water works and made this project a national model for municipal ownership of utilities. He was elected mayor of Madison in 1911. In this service, he gained recognition for refusing to support blue laws prohibiting saloons from opening on Sundays. He was defeated for re-election by a "dry" Republican who was endorsed by the . [Source: , p.111]