Thomas Jefferson Simmons Edit Profile
Did not attend college. Admitted to bar, 1857. Served in C.S.A. as First lieutenant, Lieutenant-colonel, colonel and brig.-general Delaware to State constitutional convention, 1865.
State senator, 1865; re-elected, 1871, 1873, and was president of senate.
Admitted to Georgia- bar, 1857. Commissioned Lieutenant 6th Georgia Infantry, Confederate Army, 1861, lieutenant colonel, then colonel, 1862. Served in Virginia throughout Civil War, mainly in A.P. Hill’s Division of General James Longstreet’s Corps.
Delegate Georgia Constitutional Convention, to 1865. Member Georgia Senate, 1865, 71-77, president 1875, Chairman of Commission on finance and bonds. Judge Macon (Georgia) Circuit, 1878-1887.
Judge Georgia Supreme Court, 1887-1905, chief justice, 1894-1905.
Member Constitutional Convention, 1877. Chairman of finance committee and reported present financial article of constitution. Judge of superior cts., 1878-1887.
Married Pennie Hollis, 1859. Married second, Lucille Peck, 1867.