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James SIMPSON, Jr.

(1905-1960)

SIMPSON, James, Jr., a Representative from Illinois; born in Chicago, Ill., January 7, 1905; attended St. Paul’s School in Concord, N.H., 1919-1922, Westminster School, Salisbury, Conn., 1922-1925, and later a student at Harvard University; director of Marshall Field & Co., 1931-1960; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-third Congress (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1935); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1934; was admitted to the Illinois bar in 1939; owner and operator of farms near Wadsworth, Lake County, Ill., and Rapidan, Culpeper County, Va.; entered the United States Marine Corps in 1943 and served thirty-six months, with twenty-four months in the Pacific area, and was discharged as a captain; civilian aide to Secretary of the Army Robert Stevens in 1953 and 1954; died at his farm near Wadsworth, Ill., February 29, 1960; interment in Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.

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

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