George A. Fitzsimmons


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 five years.
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 County.
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.