Mit Simms

Democrat

Served as Secretary of State: 1919 – 1920
Born: Aug. 12, 1873, Rockford, Coosa County, Alabama
Died: July 22, 1957, St. Joseph's Hospital, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz.
Buried: Safford Union Cemetery, Graham County, Ariz.

Simms was a delegate to the Arizona 1910 Constitutional Convention representing Graham County. He also served as State Treasurer 1915 – 1916, 1931 – 1932, 1935 – 1936, 1947 – 1948 and was a member of the Arizona Corporate Commission 1949 – 1954, 1955 – 1957.

Biography

Name: Milton Speer "Mit" Simms

Name as Secretary of State: Mit Simms

Other Elected Offices
Arizona State Treasurer: Party: Democrat Office Years: 1915 – 1916, 1931 – 1932, 1935 – 1936, 1947 – 1948
Arizona Corporation Commission: Office Years: 1949 – 1954, 1955 – 1957

Occupations: Dry goods salesman; Graham County recorder; farmer; rancher

Notable:
Delegate to the Arizona 1910 Constitutional Convention:  
Elected: September 12, 1910
Represented: Graham County.  
Signed the Arizona State Constitution on December 9, 1910: “Mit Simms”

Sources: Birth and middle name: World War I draft registration; occupations: U. S. AZ census records Report of the Governor of Arizona to the Secretary of the Interior for the Year Ended June 30, 1903. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1903, p. 259, “Simms Rites Tomorrow.” Tucson Daily Citizen, July 23, 1957, p. 2; death and burial: AZ death record