|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Illinois's 20th district
January 3, 1943 - October 26, 1958
|James M. Barnes|
|Edna O. Simpson|
Sidney Elmer Simpson
September 20, 1894
|Died||October 26, 1958 (aged 64)|
Born in Carrollton, Illinois, Simpson attended the public schools and was graduated from Carrollton High School. During the First World War he served in the United States Army, with overseas service. He was owner of Simpson Motor Co. and Simpson Bus Co. He served as chairman of the Greene County Republican Committee. Simpson also served as member of the executive committee of the County Chairman's Association of Illinois, and as city treasurer of Carrollton, Illinois, for one term. He also served as a member of the Carrollton Board of Education.
Simpson was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-eighth and to the seven succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1943, until his death. He served as chairman of the Committee on the District of Columbia (Eighty-third Congress). Simpson voted present on the Civil Rights Act of 1957. Simpson had been renominated to the Eighty-sixth Congress. He died of a heart attack in Pittsfield, Illinois on October 26, 1958.
He was interred in Carrollton City Cemetery in Carrollton, Illinois.
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