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John Francis COLLIN


COLLIN, John Francis, a Representative from New York; born in Hillsdale, N.Y., April 30, 1802; attended the common schools and Lenox Academy, Massachusetts; engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State assembly in 1834; supervisor of Hillsdale; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1847); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Navy (Twenty-ninth Congress); resumed agricultural pursuits; died in Hillsdale, Columbia County, N.Y., September 16, 1889; interment in Hillsdale Rural Cemetery.

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