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John F. Simms

Born: Dec 18, 1916

Death: Apr 11, 1975

Birthplace: Albuquerque

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

John F. Simms

Date of Birth : Dec 18, 1916
Date of Death : Apr 11, 1975
Birth Place : Albuquerque

John Field Simms, Jr. was a U.S. politician and judge from the state of New Mexico. He was born in Albuquerque. He was a member of the New Mexico House of Representatives from 1947 to 1949. In 1954 he was elected the 16th Governor of New Mexico at the age of 38, at the time the youngest governor to be elected in New Mexico. Governor Simms died on April 11, 1975. Governor Simms was a Democrat. The John F. Simms building in Santa Fe is named after the late governor.


  • Lawyer

Also known as

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