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John Wiggins Simonton, American judge.

Background

Simonton, John Wiggins was born on December 2, 1826 in Hanover Tp., Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Honorary William and Martha (Snodgrass) Simonton.

Education

Preparatory education Strasburg, Pennsylvania, Academy and Lafayette College. Graduate Princeton, 1850 (A.M., Princeton. Doctor of Laws, Franklin and Marshall).

Career

Admitted to bar, 1853. Practiced law, State and United States courts. District attorney, Dauphin Company, 1865-1868.

Judge 12th judicial district Pennsylvania, from January 1881. President Pennsylvania State Bar Association, 1895. President History Society of Dauphin Company.

Connections

Married Sarah Hoyer Kunkel, July 8, 1855.

father:
Honorary William Simonton

mother:
Martha (Snodgrass) Simonton

spouse:
Sarah Hoyer Kunkel