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