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Robert Glenmore SIMMONS

(1891-1969)

SIMMONS, Robert Glenmore, a Representative from Nebraska; born in Scotts Bluff County, near Scottsbluff, Nebr., December 25, 1891; attended the public schools and Hastings (Nebr.) College 1909-1911; was graduated from the law college of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 1915; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Gering, Nebr.; elected prosecuting attorney of Scotts Bluff County in 1916; during the First World War enlisted in the Army on October 15, 1917, and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Air Service March 12, 1918, being discharged January 14, 1919; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1923-March 3, 1933); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress and for election to the United States Senate in 1934 and again in 1936; resumed the practice of law in Lincoln, Nebr.; elected chief justice of Nebraska in 1938; deputy judge, administrative tribunal of the International Labour Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, in 1955; retired January 1963, after more than twenty-four years’ service as chief justice; returned to private law practice in Lincoln; died December 27, 1969, in Lincoln, Nebr.; interment in Fairview Cemetery, Scottsbluff, Nebr.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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