How William Joseph Simmons Died: Cause of Death, Age at Death, and More!

William Joseph Simmons reached the respectable age of 65 years. Find out the cause of death and more exciting information regarding the death of this famous activist.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Inspired by the seminal film The Birth of a Nation, he revived the fledgling Ku Klux Klan group and led it to prominence.

He was convalescing after a car accident when he saw The Birth of a Nation and decided to rebuild the Klan.

As the Klan grew more violent, he was called to testify before the U.S. House of Representatives.

His father was a physician, so he studied medicine for a short time.

D.W. Griffith directed The Birth of a Nation, which depicted the burning cross symbol that his Klan used.

How did William Joseph Simmons die?

Information about the death of William Joseph Simmons
Cause of deathN/A
Age of death65 years
ProfessionActivist
BirthdayMay 6, 1880
Death dateMay 18, 1945
Place of deathAtlanta, Georgia, United States
Place of burialN/A