John Simpkins

John Simpkins

Birth
New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 27 Mar 1898 (aged 35)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Yarmouth Port, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 7526767 · View Source
Suggest Edits

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.

Bio by: ditdit



Advertisement

Plan a visit to Woodside Cemetery?

Advertisement

Advertisement

How famous was John Simpkins?

Current rating:

15 votes

Sign-in to cast your vote.

  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • 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 .