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Ruth Hanna Simms

political organization worker , civic leader

Ruth Hanna Simms, American civic leader, political organization worker. member American Association for Labor Legislation, Women’s; Member National American Livestock Association, Holstein-Friesian Association; member 71st Congress (1929-1931), Illinois at-large.

Background

Simms, Ruth Hanna was born on March 27, 1880 in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. Daughter of Senator Marcus A. and Charlotte A. (Rhodes) Hanna.

Education

Educated private schools, Dobbs Ferry, New York and Farmington, Connecticut.

Career

2d, Albert G. Simms, March 9, 1932. Interested in political, industrial and civic problems. Active member Women’s Trade Union League, Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Republican Women’s Organisation.

Joined Progressive Party and took active part at headquarters in nat. campaign, 1912. Represented Illinois Consumers’ League, as a member of its state board, before Illinois legislature, 1915, working for a child labor bill. Member American Association for Labor Legislation, Women’s Clubs for Civic Improvement in Chicago.

Membership

Member American Association for Labor Legislation, Women’s. Member National American Livestock Association, Holstein-Friesian Association. Member 71st Congress (1929-1931), Illinois at-large.

Connections

Married Medill McCormick, June 10, 1903 (died February 25, 1925) married.

father:
Senator Marcus A. Hanna

mother:
Charlotte A. (Rhodes) Hanna

spouse:
Medill McCormick