Glen R. Simmons was born and raised on a cattle farm in north Missouri near Kirksville. He graduated from Green City MO High School. After graduation he became a member of the Missouri Bar and a registered Patent Attorney. Glen is licensed to practice before the U.S. Tax Court and the U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals. Glen also worked 13 years as a Patent Examiner in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in D.C.; Other items of note: Recipient of four Superior Performance Awards while working in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Glen is married to Dr. Marcia E. Fowler who has operated a general medical practice, served as a Pathologist and more recently as a Psychiatrist. He has two sons with Marcia; Dr. Walter Simmons, who is a Board Certified Emergency Room physician in Ft. Myers, FL; and Augustin “Gus” Simmons, a Florida attorney who has his own firm practicing real estate and domestic law in Ft. Myers, FL. Daughter-in-law Tina DiCharia, wife of Gus Simmons, currently works with Glen as a Realtor at the VIP Office on Sanibel Island, FL. Glen and Marcia have routinely invested in real estate and currently own a farm in Missouri and rental properties in FL, MO and DC.
Other Interests: His two great grandchildren, Isabella and Dominic; Stained Glass; Cardinal Baseball; Missouri Tigers; Florida Gators; ‘Noles and Redskins football; draft horses; old, two cylinder John Deere tractors; sustainable small farms; wildlife – especially Bison; learning about history; Washington National Cathedral; and Yellowstone Park.