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Simms, William E. (William Elliott), 1822-1898

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Personal name headingSimms, William E. (William Elliott), 1822-1898
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Variant(s)Simms, William Elliott, 1822-1898
Simms, William Emmett, 1822-1898
Associated countryUnited States Canada
LocatedBourbon County (Ky.) Paris (Ky.) Lexington (Ky.) Charlottesville (Va.)
Birth date1822-01-02
Death date1898-06-25
Place of birthHarrison County (Ky.)
Place of deathParis (Ky.)
AffiliationDemocratic Party (U.S.)
Transylvania University
Kentucky. General Assembly. House of Representatives
Confederate States of America. Army
United States. Congress. House
Profession or occupationLawyers Legislators Newspaper editors Soldiers
Found inSpeech of Hon. William E. Simms, 1859
RLIN, 5/23/00 (hdgs.: Simms, William Emmett, 1822-1898; Simms, William Emmet, 1822-1898; Simms, William Emmett, 1822- ; Simms, William Elliot, 1822-1898; usage: William E. Simms; W.E. Simms)
DAB: v. 17, p. 170-171 (Simms, William Elliott, b. 1/2/1822, d. 6/25/1898; congressman, soldier, Confederate senator; Biog. Dir. Am. Cong. (1928) gives his middle name as Emmet, but it is recorded as Elliott in his father's hand in the family Bible)
Kentucky encyclopedia, ©1992: pages 822-823 (William Elliott Simms, born near Cynthiana in Harrison County, Kentucky. Moved to Bourbon County at age 6. Read law, then earned his law degree from Transylvania University in 1846. Began to practice law in Paris, Kentucky. Served in the Mexican American War. Elected as a Democrat to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1849 for one term. Edited a weekly Democractic newspaper, Kentucky State Flag. Served in the U.S. House of Representatives March 4, 1859-March 3, 1861. Served in the Confederate Army from Sept 21, 1861 to February 17, 1862. Moved briefly to Charlottesville, Virginia, then to Canada, then returned to Kentucky . Died at his estate, Mt. Airy, in Paris, Ky.)
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