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Bennett Thomas Simms

Bennett Thomas Simms, American federal agency executive, veterinarian. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science; member New York Academy of Sciences, Washington Academy of Sciences, American Veterinary Medical Association (president), American Society Parasitologists, Sigma Xi, Gamma Sigma Delta, Alpha Zeta, Alpha Psi, Beta Theta Pi.

Background

  • Simms, Bennett Thomas was born on January 26, 1888 in Emelle, Alabama, United States. Son of John Thomas and N. Enes (Thomas) Simms.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 1911. Student, University Chicago, 1913.

    Career

    • Instructor veterinary department North Carolina State College, 1911. Assistant professor veterinary medicine Oregon State College, 1913-1914, professor, department head and experimental station veterinarian, 1914-1938. Director regional animal disease research lab Bureau Animal Husbandry, United States Department of Agriculture, Auburn, Alabama, 1938-1945, chief, 1945-1954, chief animal disease and parasite research branch, 1954-1955, director livestock research, 1955-1957, assistant administrator, production research, 1957.

      Veterinary specialist Nebraska unit International Commodity Agreement, United States Department of Agriculture, Turkey, from 1957.

    Membership

    Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member New York Academy of Sciences, Washington Academy of Sciences, American Veterinary Medical Association (president), American Society Parasitologists, Sigma Xi, Gamma Sigma Delta, Alpha Zeta, Alpha Psi, Beta Theta Pi.

    Connections

    • Married Lillian Elizabeth LaLonde, June 21, 1922. Children: Bennett Thomas, Elizabeth LaLonde, John Donald, Marjorie Epes.
    • father: John Thomas Simms
    • mother: N. Enes (Thomas) Simms
    • spouse: Lillian Elizabeth LaLonde
    • children: Bennett Thomas Simms
    • Elizabeth LaLonde Simms
    • John Donald Simms
    • Marjorie Epes Simms
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    Born January 26, 1888
    Nationality
    • 1911
      Alabama Polytechnic Institute
    • 1913
      University Chicago
    • 1911
      Instructor, veterinary department North Carolina State College
    • 1938 - 1945
      director, regional animal disease research lab Bureau Animal Husbandry
      Auburn, Washington, United States
    • 1945 - 1954
      director, regional animal disease research lab Bureau Animal Husbandry
    • 1954 - 1955
      director, regional animal disease research lab Bureau Animal Husbandry
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