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John Morrow Simms
Member of Parliament
for North Down

In office
21 July 1922 – 15 November 1922
Preceded by Henry Wilson
Succeeded by Constituency abolished
Walter Smiles (1950)
Personal details
Born (1854-11-23)23 November 1854
Newtownards, Ireland
Died 29 April 1934(1934-04-29) (aged 79)
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Nationality British
Political party Ulster Unionist Party
Alma mater Queen's University Belfast
University of Edinburgh
Leipzig University
Profession Clergyman
Religion Presbyterian

John Morrow Simms (23 November 1854–29 April 1934) was a unionist politician in Northern Ireland.

Born in Newtownards, Simms studied at the Old Academy, Belfast, the Coleraine Academical Institution, Queen's University, Belfast, the University of Edinburgh and Leipzig University. In 1882, he was ordained as a Presbyterian Church in Ireland clergyman, becoming a British Army chaplain in 1887. He was elected for the Ulster Unionist Party at the North Down by-election, July 1922, and when the seat was abolished later in the year, won a seat in Down, serving until the 1931 UK general election. From 1914 to 1920, he was Principal Chaplain to the Forces, and held the rank of Major-General. He subsequently became Honorary Chaplain to George V of the United Kingdom.[1]


  1. John F. Harbinson, The Ulster Unionist Party, 1882-1973, p.185

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Preceded by
James McGranahan (1918)
Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland
Succeeded by
Hugh Patterson Glenn (1920)
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Henry Hughes Wilson
Member of Parliament for North Down
constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Down
With: David Reid
Succeeded by
Edward Vane Tempest Stewart
David Reid

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