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Heinz C. Prechter

Heinz C. PrechterBorn: 19-Jan-1942
Birthplace: Kleinhöbing, Germany
Died: 6-Jul-2001
Location of death: Grosse Ile, MI
Cause of death: Suicide
Remains: Buried, Michigan Memorial Park, Flat Rock, MI

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The sunroof king

German immigrant who built an empire installing car sunroofs. The American Sunroof Company grew into a conglomerate with 5,300 employees spread over 60 facilities worldwide. Prechter was an important fundraiser for the Republican Party; he earned the rank of Pioneer by raising $335,775 for Texas governor George W. Bush in 1999-2000.

After the man hanged himself in 2001, President Bush issued a press release stating "Laura and I were saddened to hear of the death of Heinz Prechter. He will be missed. He was a great friend of ours as well as the entire Bush family. He was an honorable and loyal man. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this very difficult time."

Wife: Waltrud E. Prechter ("Wally")
Daughter: Stephanie (twin)
Son: Paul (twin)

    University: Polytechnic Engineering School, Nuremberg, Germany
    University: San Francisco State University

    Alfalfa Club
    Ashcroft 2000
    Bush-Cheney 2000
    Center for Strategic & International Studies
    Friends of Senator D'Amato 1998 Committee
    George W. Bush for President
    Grow PAC
    International Law Institute Board of Advisors
    Monday Morning PAC
    Santorum 2000
    George Bush Presidential Library Board of Trustees
    Henry Ford Museum Vice-Chairman
    Naturalized US Citizen 1972
    Bush Pioneer 2000
    German Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Bipolar Disorder

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