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Past and Present of Livingston County
Volume 2. Biographies
by Major A. J. Roof. 1913
Dr. Arthur J. Simpson, a prominent and successful representative of the medical fraternity in Chillicothe, is a native son of the city, born July 18, 1874. John Simpson, the grandfather, came originally from Tennessee, and the grandmother from Virginia. The parents of our subject are William Robert and Arabella (Hoge) Simpson, both of whom were born in Livingston county. The father acquired his early education in the public schools and later studied medicine in St. Louis, graduating from the St. Louis Medical College, in 1871, (now the medical department of Washington University) and afterward taking post-graduate courses in Chicago and New York city. He was for seven years physician to the State Industrial Home for Girls and for eight years on the board of examining surgeons for pensions.
Dr. Arthur J. Simpson began his medical studies in the University Medical College of Kansas City, Missouri, from which he graduated in 1895, since which time he has taken courses of study in medicine and surgery in Chicago, New York and in European medical colleges. The principal part of his professional labors is in the line of general and special surgery and his skill and success have attracted universal attention. He has resided continuously in Chillicothe.
Dr. Simpson was united in marriage to Miss Alta Taylor, in 1895, and their circle of friends is an extensive one. Dr. Simpson gives his political allegiance to the democratic party and is active and progressive in all matters of citizenship. He is well known in the Masonic order and belongs to the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks.