69th Congress Pictorial Directory, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
SIMMONS, Robert Glenmore (1891-1969)

SIMMONS, ROBERT GLENMORE, a Representative from Nebraska; born in Scotts Bluff County, near Scottsbluff, Nebr., December 25, 1891; attended the public schools and Hastings (Nebr.) College 1909-1911; was graduated from the law college of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 1915; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Gering, Nebr.; elected prosecuting attorney of Scotts Bluff County in 1916; during the First World War enlisted in the Army on October 15, 1917, and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Air Service March 12, 1918, being discharged January 14, 1919; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1923-March 3, 1933); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress and for election to the United States Senate in 1934 and again in 1936; resumed the practice of law in Lincoln, Nebr.; elected chief justice of Nebraska in 1938; deputy judge, administrative tribunal of the International Labour Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, in 1955; retired January 1963, after more than twenty-four years' service as chief justice; returned to private law practice in Lincoln; died December 27, 1969, in Lincoln, Nebr.; interment in Fairview Cemetery, Scottsbluff, Nebr.

Herbert Hoover Library
West Branch, IA
Papers: Unpublished memoirs and anecdotes.

Nebraska State Historical Society
Lincoln, NE
Papers: 1922-1969. 5 cubic feet.
Correspondence, material from his law practice, speeches, press releases, clippings, photographs, printed matter, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous material. Finding aid in repository.

  • Simmons, Robert G. "Freedom of Speech in Congress: The History of a Constitutional Clause." ABA Journal 38 (August 1952): 649-52, 707-11.