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Robert Glenmore Simmons


Robert G. SIMMONS, American Congressman. Member of American, Nebraska State Bar Associations; American Legion (Commander Nebraska Department); University of Nebraska Alumni Association (past President); Order of Coif; 32° Masons.


Simmons, Robert Glenmore was born on December 25, 1891 in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. Son of Charles H. and lice May (Sheldon) Simmons.


Student, Hastings College, 1911. Doctor of Laws, Hastings College, 1942. Bachelor of Laws, University Nebraska, 1915.


Private practice, Gering, 1915. County attorney Scotts Bluff County, 1916-1917. Member 68th to 72d United States Congresses 6th Nebraska district, 1923-1933.

Chief justice Nebraska Supreme Court, from 1938. Member President Emergency boards. Arbitrator National Mediation Board.

Neutral member, referee National R.R. adjustment Board. Designated deputy judge administrative tribunal International Labor Organization, Geneva, 1955, 58. Sent to Orient by Department State, 1952, 53, Middle East, Gold Coast, 1956.

Appointed chairman legal group President eisenhower's People-to-People Program, 1956.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Presbyterian Church.


Republican nominee for United States Senate, 1934, 36. Second lieutenant United States Army, 1917-1919. Member American Bar Association (member House Delegates 1946-1948, chairman special committee on improving administration of njustice, advisory board journal.

1958-1961), Nebraska Bar Association, Conference Chief Justices (executive council 1959-1960), American Legion (Commander Department Nebraska 1920-1921), University Nebraska Alumni Association (president 1921), Masons (33 degree), Shriners, Order of Coif.


Married Gladyce Weil, June 23, 1917. Children: Robert G., Marian Jean, Ray Clifford.

Charles H. Simmons

Gladyce Weil

Robert G. Simmons

Marian Jean Simmons

Ray Clifford Simmons