George A. Fitzsimmons. A
rising young attorney with high ideals and growing influence and
clientele, George A. Fitzsimmons is a western man by birth and
training, a graduate in literature and law from the University of
Nebraska, and has life certificates as a teacher both in his native
state and in Oklahoma. His membership in the Oklahoma City bar covers
Born in Butler
County, Nebraska, May 21, 1879, he is a son of John and Nancy C.
(Moss) Fitzsimmons. His father was born in Ireland, came to the
United States in 1846, locating first at Muscatine, Iowa, and in 1869
became a pioneer in Butler County, Nebraska. Besides his regular
business as a farmer, he was for eight years a justice of the peace
and for twenty-five years a member of the school board of Butler
It was in the
country district of Butler County that George A. Fitzsimmons grew to
manhood, with the wholesome environment of a farm to give him a
sturdy outlook on life. His education in the country schools was
supplemented at the Fremont Normal, and for three years he was
employed as a teacher, and during that
time received a life certificate entitling him to teach anywhere in
the state. In 1904, entering the University of Nebraska at Lincoln,
he was able to complete the literary and law courses, usually
requiring six years, in five years, and was graduated A. B. in 1908,
and LL.B. in 1909. Immediately after his admission to the Nebraska
bar on June 11, 1909, he came to Oklahoma City.
For six months he
was employed in the local schools of the state and has a life
certificate from this state. Mr. Fitzsimmons took up active practice
as a lawyer in March, 1910, and has since shown exceptional skill in
the handling of cases both as counselor and advocate.
During 1914 he
served as a member of the Democratic County Campaign Committee, and
is a member of the Young Men’s League of Democratic Clubs of
Oklahoma. He is past’ master of Myrtle Lodge No. 145, A. F. & A.
M., of Oklahoma City, and is a member of the Christian Church. His
law offices are at 1051 West Main street.