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Ross Alexander COLLINS

(1880-1968)

COLLINS, Ross Alexander, a Representative from Mississippi; born in Collinsville, Lauderdale County, Miss., April 25, 1880; attended the public schools of Meridian, Miss., and Mississippi Agricultural and Mechanical College; was graduated from the University of Kentucky at Lexington in 1900 and from the law department of the University of Mississippi at Oxford in 1901; was admitted to the bar in 1901 and commenced practice in Meridian, Miss.; attorney general of Mississippi 1912-1920; unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Mississippi in 1919; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-seventh and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1921-January 3, 1935); was not a candidate for renomination in 1934, but was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for United States Senator; elected to the Seventy-fifth, Seventy-sixth, and Seventy-seventh Congresses (January 3, 1937-January 3, 1943); unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1941; was not a candidate for renomination in 1942, but was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for United States Senator; resumed the practice of law; died in Meridian, Miss., July 14, 1968; interment in Magnolia Cemetery.

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

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