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Francis Dolan COLLINS

(1841-1891)

COLLINS, Francis Dolan, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Saugerties, Ulster County, N.Y., March 5, 1841; attended St. Joseph’s College, near Montrose, Susquehanna County; moved with his parents to Dinsmore, Lackawanna County, Pa.; attended Wyoming Seminary at Kingston, Pa.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1866 and commenced practice in Scranton, Pa.; elected district attorney of the mayor’s court district in 1869; served in the State senate 1872-1874; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1879); resumed the practice of his profession; died in Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pa., November 21, 1891; interment in Cathedral Cemetery, Hyde Park (Scranton).

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

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