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Congressman

Albert Gallatin Simms, American ex-congressman. member New Mexico House of Representatives, 1925-1927; member 71st Congress (1929-1931), New Mexico at large; Member Sigma Alpha Epsilon.; Mason (32°, Shriner).

Background

Simms, Albert Gallatin was born on October 8, 1882 in Washington, Arkansas, United States. Son of Thomas Hamilton and Mary Elizabeth (Field) Simms.

Education

He Attended private schools

In 1912, moved to Silver City, New Mexico. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1915.

Career

Simms was a member of the city council, a member and chairman of the board of county commissioners of Bernalillo County, New Mexico. He engaged in banking, serving as president of a national bank in Albuquerque, and as president of a mortgage company. He served as a member of the New Mexico House of Representatives (1925-1927) and was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-first Congress (March 4, 1929-March 3, 1931). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1930 to the Seventy-second Congress. After leaving Congress, he was member of the Republican National Committee (1932-1934) as well as a banker, farmer, and rancher. He helped found Albuquerque Academy.

Membership

Member New Mexico House of Representatives, 1925-1927. Member 71st Congress (1929-1931), New Mexico at large. Member Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

Mason (32°, Shriner). Clubs: Albuquerque Country.

  • Republican Party , United States

Connections

Married Katherine Atherton Mather, March 14, 1913 (deceased.; married second, Ruth Hanna McCormick, March 9, 1932 (deceased.

father:
Thomas Hamilton Simms

mother:
Mary Elizabeth (Field) Simms

spouses:
Katherine Atherton Mather

Ruth Hanna McCormick