Edwin W. Sims

A. N. Marquis Co.

Sims, Edwin W., lawyer; b. Hamilton, Ont., Can., June 4, 1870; s. Walter and Elizabeth (Knowles) S.; acad. edn., Bay City, Mich.; LL. B., U of Mich., 1894; m. Charlotte Smith, Feb. 9, 1898; children — Mrs. Charlotte Elizabeth Krupp, Mrs. Helen B. McLaughlin, Frank S., Mrs. Susan Knowles Coffin, Edwin W.,  Mrs. Priscilla S. Evans. Admitted to bar, 1894; county atty., Cook County, 1900-03; special attorney Bureau of Corporations, Washington, 1903-05; solicitor Dept. of Commerce and Labor, 1905-06. Sent by Pres. Roosevelt to investigate fur seal fisheries, Alaska, 1906; as U.S. atty., Chicago, 1906-11, tried the $29,000,000 Standard Oil case. Mem. advisory bd. Fur Seal Service, 1909; Pres. Chicago Crime Commn, 1919-22. Mem. Am., Ill., and Chicago bar assns., Mich. Society of Chicago. Republican. Clubs: Chicago, Union League, Law, Forty (Chicago). Home, Sims Ranch House, Au Gres, Mich.; also 112 Bellevue Pl., Chicago, Ill. Died June 16, 1948; buried Sims Private Cemetery, Sims Ranch, Au Gres, Mich.


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