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state senator , Credit company executive

James Millard Simmons, American State senator, credit company executive ( govt: legislation administration)state senator, credit company executive. member Oregon Senate,1980-1989. Board of directors Portland Rose Festival Association, since 1947, Consumer Credit Counseling Service, since 1968; Served with United States Army, 1942-1946.

Background

Simmons, James Millard was born on May 20, 1916 in Portland, Oregon, United States.

Education

Student, Willamette University, 1933—1934.

Career

Operator, manager family wholesale grocery business, 1934—1937. Accountant Walter D. Whitecomb & Company, 1937—1938. Loan officer Caldwell Finance Company, 1938—1949.

President, owner Simmons Credit Company, Portland, since 1950. Treasurer, director Global Teleprocessing Services, Inc., Manila, Philippines, since 1990. Member Oregon Senate, 1980—1989.

Served with United States Army, 1942-1946.

Achievements

  • Certified in accounting, Oregon Institute of Technology, 1938.

Membership

Board directors Portland Rose Festival Association, since 1947, Consumer Credit Counseling Service, since 1968. Precinct committeeman Multnomah County Republican Committee, since 1955, Washington County Republican Committee, since 1971. Member of Portland Chamber of Commerce (member military affairs committee since 1954, member recreational resources committee since 1950).

Connections

Married Margie French, 1938. Children: James, Nancy.

spouse:
Margie French

children:
James Simmons

Nancy Simmons