SIMMONS, James Samuel, (1861 - 1935)


Campaign button, 1908, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

SIMMONS, James Samuel, (nephew of Milton George Urner), a Representative from New York; born near Liberty, Frederick County, Md., November 25, 1861; attended the public schools and the local academy at Liberty; was graduated from Frederick College; moved to Roanoke, Va., in 1880 and engaged in the real estate business; moved to Niagara Falls, N.Y., in 1894 and continued in the real estate business; chairman of the Republican city committee in 1907 and 1908; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-first and Sixty-second Congresses (March 4, 1909-March 3, 1913); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1912 to the Sixty-third Congress; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1912; resumed the real estate business in Niagara Falls, N.Y., and also, in 1927, in St. Petersburg, Fla., where he died November 28, 1935; interment in Riverdale Cemetery, Lewiston, N.Y.