Francis Dolan Collins
|Francis Dolan Collins|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Pennsylvania's 11th district
March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1879
|Preceded by||John B. Storm|
|Succeeded by||Robert Klotz|
March 5, 1841|
Saugerties, New York, United States
|Died||November 21, 1891(aged 50)|
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.
- United States Congress. "Francis Dolan Collins (id: C000636)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
John B. Storm
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district
1875 - 1879
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