Francis Dolan Collins

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Francis Dolan Collins
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 11th district
In office
March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1879
Preceded by John B. Storm
Succeeded by Robert Klotz
Personal details
Born (1841-03-05)March 5, 1841
Saugerties, New York, United States
Died November 21, 1891(1891-11-21) (aged 50)
Political party Democratic

Francis Dolan Collins (March 5, 1841 – November 21, 1891) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.[1]

Francis Collins was born in Saugerties, New York. He attended St. Joseph's College, near Montrose, Pennsylvania before moving with his parents to Dinsmore. He attended Wyoming Seminary at Kingston, Pennsylvania.

He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1866 and commenced practice in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He was elected district attorney of the mayor’s court district in 1869. He served in the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1872 to 1874.

Collins was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses. He resumed the practice of his profession and died in Scranton in 1891, aged 50. He was interred in Cathedral Cemetery in Hyde Park, Scranton.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John B. Storm
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district

1875 - 1879
Succeeded by
Robert Klotz