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Furnifold McLendel Simmons

Birth01/20/1854
 
Occup1901-1931
 
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Org.1913-1919
Death30 APR 1940
 
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Aged: 86.3 years
Member of the 50th Congress (1887-89), 2nd NC District
Chairman Dem Exec Comm of NC 1892-1906
US Senator from NC 1901-1931
Chairman Senate Finance Comm 1913-1919

Furnifold M. Simmons has for eighteen years ably and forcefully represented North Carolina in the United States Senate, and his long continuous service gives him a ranking place in many of the Senate committees and has brought him a position hardly second to any among the men who control and direct the nation's destiny. He is chairman of the committee on finance, the premier committee of the Senate.

Senator Simmons is a native of Jones County, North Carolina, where he was born January 20, 1854. He grew up in the country and has always kept in close touch with the rural districts and even with agriculture, though his own profession has been that of a lawyer. He was graduated from Trinity College A. B. in 1873 and in 1875 was admitted to the... Read More

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