WILIAM EDGAR SIMONDS

WILIAM EDGAR SIMONDS 1891-1893Descended through his father from Daniel Webster, and through his mother from Roger de Coigneries, who came to England with William the Conqueror, it might well be expected that William Edgar Simonds would make his mark in the world. Also he was another "Connecticut Yankee," being born at Canton, Connecticut, November 24, 1842.His father having died when he was three years old, the mother succeeded in giving the children an excellent education. At the age of 16 William worked and contributed to the support of the family, saving enough besides to finance a normal school training for himself. From 1860 to 1862 he taught school, and then entered the Union army as a volunteer. To read more about this USPTO leader, follow the link.To see additional USPTO leaders, follow the link.The JPTOS and USPTO have worked together to continue our tradition of providing the biographies of the past USPTO leaders. We would like to thank everyone that was…

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