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Harold Reginald COLLIER

(1915-2006)

COLLIER, Harold Reginald, a Representative from Illinois; born in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., December 12, 1915; graduated from J. Sterling Morton High School in 1932; attended Morton Junior College, Cicero, Ill., in 1932 and 1933; entered Lake Forest (Ill.) College in 1934 and left in 1937 to become editor of Berwyn Beacon; editorial department of Life Publications 1938-1941; sales department and personnel manager, Match Corp. of America, Chicago, Ill., 1941-1951; alderman, Berwyn city council in 1951; advertising and public relations director McAlear Manufacturing Co., Chicago, Ill., 1952-1956; unsuccessful candidate for nomination for Illinois secretary of state in 1952; township supervisor of Berwyn 1953-1956; secretary-treasurer, Cook County Supervisors Association, 1953-1956; president of Berwyn Public Health Board 1953-1956; chairman first senatorial district Republican committee 1954-1974; secretary, third legislative district, Republican committee, 1954-1974; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-fifth and to the eight succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1957-January 3, 1975); was not a candidate for reelection in 1974 to the Ninety-fourth Congress; died on January 17, 2006, in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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