SIMPKINS, John, (1862 - 1898)


``The U.S. House of Representatives - Portraits of Congressmen'' (detail), Once a Week newspaper, 1895, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

SIMPKINS, John, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in New Bedford, Bristol County, Mass., June 27, 1862; attended the public schools of Yarmouth and St. Mark’s School, Southboro, Mass.; was graduated from Harvard University in 1885; served in the State senate in 1890 and 1891; president of the Republican Club of Massachusetts in 1892 and 1893; member of the Republican State committee 1892-1894; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Congresses and served from March 4, 1895, until his death in Washington, D.C., on March 27, 1898; interment in Woodside Cemetery, Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Mass.