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James Simpson Jr.

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James Simpson Jr.
James Simpson Jr. (Illinois Congressman).jpg
Chicago Tribune, September 28, 1932
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 10th district
In office
March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935
Preceded byCarl R. Chindblom
Succeeded byRalph E. Church
Personal details
Born(1905-01-07)January 7, 1905
Chicago, Illinois
DiedFebruary 29, 1960(1960-02-29) (aged 55)
Wadsworth, Illinois
Resting placeGraceland Cemetery
Political partyRepublican

James C. Simpson Jr. (January 7, 1905 – February 29, 1960) was an American politician who served one term in the United States House of Representatives from 1933 to 1935, representing Illinois.

Early life and career

Simpson was born in Chicago, Illinois on January 7, 1905, the son of prominent businessman James Simpson. He attended St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire from 1919 to 1922, Westminster School, Salisbury, Connecticut from 1922 to 1925, and was later a student at Harvard University. He served as director of Marshall Field & Co. from 1931 to 1960.

Tenure in Congress

At the age of 28, Simpson was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-third Congress (March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935). He was defeated in the Republican primary by Ralph Church in 1934.

Later career

He was admitted to the Illinois bar in 1939. He was owner and operator of farms near Wadsworth, Illinois, and Rapidan, Culpeper County, Virginia. He entered the United States Marine Corps in 1943 and served thirty-six months, with twenty-four months in the Pacific area, and was discharged as a captain. He was a civilian aide to Secretary of the Army Robert Stevens in 1953 and 1954.

He died at his farm near Wadsworth, Illinois, February 29, 1960.[1] He was interred in Graceland Cemetery, Chicago.


  1. ^ "James C. Simpson Jr. Dies". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Waukegan, Illinois. February 29, 1960. p. 7. Retrieved November 22, 2021 – via

External links

Public Domain This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 10th congressional district

Succeeded by
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