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Albert Gallatin SIMMS

(1882-1964)

SIMMS, Albert Gallatin, (husband of Ruth Hanna McCormick), a Representative from New Mexico; born in Washington, Hempstead County, Ark., October 8, 1882; attended private schools and the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville; moved to Monterrey, Mexico, in 1906 and was employed as an accountant; moved to Silver City, N.Mex., in 1912; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1915 and practiced law at Albuquerque, N.Mex., until 1919; member of the city council 1920-1922; member and chairman of the board of county commissioners of Bernalillo County, 1920-1922; engaged in banking, serving as president of a national bank in Albuquerque, 1920-1924, and as president of a mortgage company in 1924; member of the New Mexico house of representatives 1925-1927; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-first Congress (March 4, 1929-March 3, 1931); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1930 to the Seventy-second Congress; member of the Republican National Committee 1932-1934; banker, farmer, and rancher; was a resident of Albuquerque, N.Mex., where he died December 29, 1964; interment in Fairview Park Cemetery.

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

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