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John Simpkins

  • Birth 27 Jun 1862 New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 27 Mar 1898 Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Burial Yarmouth Port, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Memorial ID 7526767

US Congressman. He attended Yarmouth, Massachusetts public schools; Saint Mark's School in Southboro, Massachusetts and graduated from Harvard University in 1885. He was a member of the Massachusetts State Senate from 1890 through 1891.He was a member of the Republican Club of Massachusetts and the Republican State Committee. Elected to the United States Congress as a Republican in March of 1895 he served until his death in 1898.He was an avid book collector and donated his collection, upon his death, to the Yarmouth Public schools. A school on Old main Street in South Yarmouth, Massachusetts was named for him in 1930 and remained in service as an institution of learning until 2006.

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  • Added: 2 Jun 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7526767
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Simpkins (27 Jun 1862–27 Mar 1898), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7526767, citing Woodside Cemetery, Yarmouth Port, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .