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Joseph Jacob Simmons III, American Federal commissioner. Registered profile engineer, Oklahoma. Recipient Alumni Merit award St. Saint Louis University, 1968, Special Act of Service award Department Interior, 1963, Outstanding Performance award, 1968, Distinguished Service award, 1970.

Background

III, Joseph Jacob Simmons, was born on March 26, 1925 in Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States. Son of Jacob, Junior and Eva (Flowers) S.

Education

Student, U. Detroit, 1942-1944, 46-47;Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering, St. Saint Louis University, 1949;Doctor of Laws (honorary), Madonna U., 1991.

Career

Vice president, secretary-treasurer, geologist, Simmons Royalty Company, Muskogee, 1949-1961;regional oil and gas mobilization specialist, unites states department of the Interior, Battle Creek, Michigan, 1961-1962;domestic petroleum production specialist Office of Oil and Gas, unites states department of the Interior, Washington, 1962-1966;assistant director Office of Oil and Gas, unites states department of the Interior, Washington, 1966-1968;deputy administrator Oil Import Administration, unites states department of the Interior, Washington, 1968-1969;administrator Oil Import Administration, unites states department of the Interior, Washington, 1969-1970;Under Secretary, unites states department of the Interior, Washington, 1983-1984;vice president government relations, Amerada Hess Corporation, New York City, 1970-1982;commissioner, Interstate Commerce Commission, Washingtonvice chairman, Interstate Commerce Commission, 1986, 89, 93. Member fuel oil marketing advising committee Department Energy, 1978-1982. Commissioner President's Commision on Executive Exchange, 1970-1981.

Commissioner Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Commission, 1983-1988, board directors Foundation, 1984-1986. Member NAS Board of EarthScis. and Resources, since 1984. Member of advisory board Department of Interior Outer Continental Shelf, since 1984.

Achievements

  • Registered professional engineer, Oklahoma.

Membership

Youth director National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1950-1955. Candidate Oklahoma House of Representatives, 1956, City Council, 1956. Trustee Madonna College, Livonia, Michigan, 1969-1976, Morehouse School Medicine, Atlanta, since 1990.

Served with United States Army Air Force, 1944-1946. Member American Association Petroleum Geologists (Public Service award 1984), Society Petroleum Engineers, American Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum Engineers.

Connections

Married Bernice Elizabeth Miller, January 30, 1947. Children: Jacob IV, Mary Agnes, Bernice, Jacolyn, Eva Frances.

father:
Jacob S.

mother:
Eva (Flowers) S.

spouse:
Bernice Elizabeth Miller

children:
Jacob IV III

Mary Agnes III

Bernice III

Jacolyn III

Eva Frances III