SIMPSON, Kenneth Farrand, (1895 - 1941)


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

SIMPSON, Kenneth Farrand, a Representative from New York; born in New York City May 4, 1895; attended private schools in New York City and Hill School, Pottstown, Pa.; was graduated from Yale University, in 1917 and from the law department of Harvard University in 1922; during the First World War served as captain, Three Hundred and Second Field Artillery, with one year of overseas service; commandant, American School Detachment University of Aix-Marseilles, in 1919; was admitted to the bar in 1922 and commenced practice in New York City; assistant United States attorney, southern district of New York, 1925-1927; chairman of Republican county committee 1935-1940; member of Republican National Conventions in 1936 and 1940; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-seventh Congress and served from January 3, 1941, until his death in New York City, January 25, 1941; interment in Hudson City Cemetery, Hudson, N.Y.