James Aubrey Simmons
|James A. Simmons|
|Member of Parliament
for Yukon (1953–1957)
for Yukon—Mackenzie River (1949–1953)
|Preceded by||George Black|
|Succeeded by||Erik Nielsen|
July 8, 1897|
Revelstoke, British Columbia
|Died||November 30, 1979
West Vancouver, British Columbia
|Political party||Liberal Party of Canada|
|Spouse(s)||Della Louise Rapuzzi
(m. 5 Mar 1934)
A member of the Liberal Party, his first win came in 1949 when he represented the federal constituency of Yukon-Mackenzie River, an electoral district newly crafted out of the Yukon electoral district in 1947. Simmons easily won the election. His rival, Arthur Massey Berry, an Independent, lost by over 1,000 votes.
By 1953, at the next federal election, the riding of Yukon-Mackenzie River was abolished and transformed again into the Yukon electoral district. Running again for a seat in the House, Simmons won the 1953 election for the Yukon. In parliament, Simmons sponsored a bill for the creation of an Alaska-Yukon pipeline.
He was re-elected in 1957 federal election, but his election was declared void and he lost the subsequent by-election. He tried in the 1958 federal election to regain his seat but was again defeated and he never again went for a seat in the House of Commons.
|Parliament of Canada|
|Member of Parliament for Yukon—Mackenzie River
1949 – 1953
|Member of Parliament for Yukon
1953 – 1957
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