George Abel Simmons
|Chair of the House Judiciary Committee|
March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857
|Preceded by||Frederick P. Stanton|
|Succeeded by||George S. Houston|
|Member of the United States House of Representatives from New York's 16th district|
March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1857
|Preceded by||John Wells|
|Succeeded by||George W. Palmer|
|Member of the New York State Assembly from Essex County|
January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1842
|Preceded by||Gideon Hammond|
|Succeeded by||Samuel Shumway|
|Born||September 8, 1791|
Lyme, New Hampshire
|Died||October 27, 1857 (aged 66)|
Keesville, New York
|Political party||Opposition (1855-1857)|
Born in Lyme, New Hampshire, Simmons attended the district school. He was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, in 1816. He moved to Lansingburgh, New York, and was principal of the local academy. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1825 and commenced practice in Keeseville, New York. He served as member of the state assembly in 1840–1842. He served as member of the state constitutional convention in 1846.
Simmons was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-third Congress and reelected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1857). He served as chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary (Thirty-fourth Congress). He was not a candidate for reelection in 1856. He resumed the practice of his profession in Keeseville, New York, where he died October 27, 1857. He was interred in Evergreen Cemetery.
- United States Congress. "George A. Simmons (id: S000416)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
|Preceded by |
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives |
from New York's 16th congressional district
George W. Palmer
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