Marker [088]
Lee Simmons
(West Hill Cemetery, Sherman)


(1873- 1957) Ran for sheriff at request of citizens of Denison. Elected in 1912 and served two years.

Was appointed by Governor Pat Neff to special commission in 1920s to inspect Texas prison system; named by Governor Dan Moody to prison board, 1928; in 1930 became general manager of prison system, where he made an outstanding record.

Organized prison rodeo. Died before completing autobiography "Assignment Huntsville."