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James Boyd Simmons

James Boyd Simmons, American commodity broker, trader. Member of Masons.


  • Simmons, James Boyd was born on October 2, 1944 in Leavenworth, Kansas, United States. Son of James Louis and Louise (Boyd) Simmons.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Business and Political Science, William Jewell College, 1966.


    • Vice president Andco, Inc. (merged with Heinold Commodities 1971), 1969—1971. Commodity broker and trader, member Chicago Mercantile Exchange, 1971—1979, since 1985.

      Executive vice president First Fidelity Investments, Phoenix. Vice president, director finance Real Time Integration, since 1995. Consultant Heinold Commodities.

      President Simmons-Rufenacht Securities Corporation, Southwest Cattle Company, Simmons Trading Company. Partner Rufenacht, Engler & Simmons. Chairman institutional review board North Dakota: YAG Laser.

      Member faculty Arizona State University, Tempe, president agricultural advisory council.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Christian Church


    Member of Masons.


    • Married Susan Roden; children: Erin Michelle, James Bauman.
    • father: James Louis Simmons
    • mother: Louise (Boyd) Simmons
    • spouse: Susan Roden
    • children: Erin Michelle Simmons
    • James Bauman Simmons
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    Born October 2, 1944
    (age 73)
    • 1966
      William Jewell College
    • 1969 - 1971
      Vice president, Andco
    • 1971 - 1979
      commodity broker, Chicago Mercantile Exchange
    • 1971 - 1979
      member, Chicago Mercantile Exchange
    • 1985
      commodity broker, Chicago Mercantile Exchange
    • 1985
      member, Chicago Mercantile Exchange
    • 1995
      vice president, finance Real Time Integration
    • 1995
      director, finance Real Time Integration
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