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Veterinarian , Federal agency executive

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, 1912-1913.

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, Oregon State College, 1914-1938; director regional animal disease research lab, Bureau Animal Husbandry, USDA, Auburn, Alabama, 1938-1945; chief, Bureau Animal Husbandry, USDA, Auburn, Alabama, 1945-1954; chief animal disease and parasite research branch, Bureau Animal Husbandry, USDA, Auburn, Alabama, 1954-1955; director livestock research, Bureau Animal Husbandry, USDA, Auburn, Alabama, 1955-1957; assistant administrator, production research, Bureau Animal Husbandry, USDA, Auburn, Alabama, 1957; veterinary specialist Nebraska unit, International Commodity Agreement, USDA, 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:
Elizabeth LaLonde Simms

John Donald Simms

Marjorie Epes Simms

Bennett Thomas Simms