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1919-1920

Mit Simms

Democrat

Democrat

Served: 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.

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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
MIT SIMMS
  Biography
  Name:  Milton Speer "Mit" Simms
Name as Secretary of State:  Mit Simms
  Notes:  
Other Elected Offices: 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
Education:   
Military Service: n/a
Occupations:  Dry goods salesman; Graham County recorder; farmer; rancher
Memberships:  
Firsts:  
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”
Memorial/Resolution:  
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