Oscar Edwin Heard Edit Profile
Preparatory education high school, Freeport. Student Northwestern University, 1874-1876.
Born in Freeport, Illinois, Heard received his bachelor's degree from Northwestern University and was admitted to the Illinois bar in 1879. He practiced law in Freeport, Illinois and was state's attorney for Stephenson County, Illinois. In 1909, Heard served as an Illinois circuit court judge and on the Illinois Appellate Court.
He was a Republican. From 1924 until 1933, Heard served on the Illinois Supreme Court and served as acting chief justice in 1927-1928 and 1932-1933. Heard died at his home in Freeport, Illinois.
Member board of directors Freeport Public Library, 1896-1903. Member Board of Education, Freeport, 1897-1902.
Married Mary J. Peters, December 25, 1879.