The Honorable Robert D. Simms to Speak at TU Law School Hooding, Dec. 18

Tuesday, December 07, 1999

Published on 12/7/99

Retired Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Robert D. Simms will be the speaker for The University of Tulsa’s December hooding ceremony on Saturday, December 18. The program will begin at 6 p.m. in TU’s Sharp Chapel, located north of Seventh Street and Evanston Avenue.

Fifty students will celebrate the completion of their juris doctorate degrees during the ceremony.

Simms retired in October from the Oklahoma Supreme Court after serving more than 27 years on the bench. He was born in Tulsa in 1926, graduated from Sand Springs High School and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1943. After he was discharged from the Navy, Simms attended the TU College of Law. He earned his J.D. in 1950 and began practicing law in Sand Springs. He then became the assistant Tulsa County attorney in 1953, then was elected Tulsa County Attorney from 1958 - 1961. Simms was then appointed as a district judge in Tulsa county, a position he held for 10 years. He was appointed to the Oklahoma Supreme Court in 1972 by former Governor David Hall.