Robert G. Simmons
Robert Glenmore Simmons
|23rd Chief Justice of Nebraska|
|Preceded by||Charles A. Goss|
|Succeeded by||Paul W. White|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Nebraska's 6th district
March 4, 1923 – March 4, 1933
|Preceded by||Augustin Humphrey|
|Succeeded by||Constituency abolished|
|Born||December 25, 1891|
Scottsbluff, Nebraska, U.S.
|Died||December 27, 1969 (aged 78)|
|Alma mater||Hastings College|
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Simmons was born on December 25, 1891 near Scottsbluff, Nebraska. He attended Hastings College from 1909 to 1911 and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 1915. He was admitted to the bar in 1915 and set up practice in Gering, Nebraska. He was elected prosecuting attorney of Scotts Bluff County in 1916. During the first World War, on October 15, 1917, he enlisted in the army. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Air Service on March 12, 1918 and was discharged on January 14, 1919.
Simmons was elected as a Republican to the 68th through 72nd Congresses (March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1933) to represent Nebraska's 6th district. When Nebraska lost a district, he ran and lost in the preceding new district in 1932. He ran for the United States Senate in 1934 against Edward R. Burke and in 1936 against George W. Norris, losing both times. He resumed practicing law in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Simmons was elected chief justice of the Supreme Court of Nebraska in 1938. He was also a deputy judge in the administrative tribunal of the International Labour Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1955. While serving as Chief Justice, along with the chief justices of New Jersey, Arthur T. Vanderbilt, and Missouri, Laurance M. Hyde, he co-founded the Conference of Chief Justices in 1949. He retired in January 1963 after twenty-four years as the chief justice of Nebraska.
He returned to private law in Lincoln, Nebraska. He died in Lincoln on December 27, 1969 and is interred in Fairview Cemetery, Scottsbluff.
- "Simmons, Robert Glenmore". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved January 14, 2006.
- "Simmons, Robert Glenmore". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved January 14, 2006.
- This article incorporates facts obtained from: Lawrence Kestenbaum, The Political Graveyard
- This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Augustin Reed Humphrey
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska's 6th congressional district
March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1933
Charles A. Goss
| Chief Justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court
Paul W. White
|Party political offices|
Robert B. Howell
| Republican nominee for
U.S. Senator from Nebraska (Class 1)
George W. Norris
| Republican nominee for
U.S. Senator from Nebraska (Class 2)
Kenneth S. Wherry