William A. Simonton

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William A. Simonton
President pro tempore of the Delaware Senate
In office
January 3, 1929 – January 3, 1935
January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1939
Preceded by William F. Allen (first term)
Levi G. Maloney (second term)
Succeeded by Levi G. Maloney (first term)
David Steele (second term)
Member of the Delaware Senate from New Castle County
In office
January 3, 1923 – January 3, 1939
Personal details
Born Peoria, Illinois
Political party Republican
Residence Wilmington, Delaware
Occupation farmer, railroad executive[1]

William A. Simonton was an American politician in the U. S. state of Delaware. He served as a senator from New Castle County, Delaware from 1923 until 1939. Simonton, a Republican, was also the senate's President pro tempore in from 1929 until 1955 and 1937 until 1939.[2][3] He had also served as the Dean of the State Senate. During his time as pro tempore of the senate, Simonton was the last one to serve in the Old State House and the first to serve in the new Delaware Legislative Hall.[4] Simonton was also a prominent trapshooter.[5]

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