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Sidney Elmer SIMPSON

(1894-1958)

SIMPSON, Sidney Elmer, (husband of Edna Oakes Simpson), a Representative from Illinois; born in Carrollton, Greene County, Ill., September 20, 1894; attended the public schools and was graduated from Carrollton High School; during the First World War served in the United States Army, with overseas service; owner of Simpson Motor Co. and Simpson Bus Co.; served as chairman of the Greene County Republican Committee; member of the executive committee of the County Chairman’s Association of Illinois; city treasurer of Carrollton, Ill., for one term; member of Carrollton Board of Education; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-eighth and to the seven succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1943, until his death; chairman, Committee on District of Columbia (Eighty-third Congress); had been renominated to the Eighty-sixth Congress; died in Pittsfield, Ill., October 26, 1958; interment in Carrollton City Cemetery, Carrollton, Ill.

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

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