in American National Biography Online
January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Ethnic Politics; Race and Politics. 1202 words.
Simmons, William Joseph (06 May 1880–18 May 1945), founder and imperial wizard of the modern Ku Klux Klan, was born in Harpersville, Alabama, the son of Calvin Henry Simmons, a physician,...