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Lorin Cone Collins

Lorin Cone Collins, American lawyer, jurist. Member Illinois House of Representatives, 1879, 81, 83 (speaker of House, 1883). Trustee Northwestern University 20 years; Mason.

Background

  • Collins, Lorin Cone was born on August 1, 1848 in Wapping, Connecticut, United States. Son of Lorin Cone and Mary (Bemis) Collins.

  • Education

    • Student Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, O. Bachelor of Arts, Northwestern University, 1872, Master of Arts, 1874.

    Career

    • Admitted to Illinois bar, 1874, and began practice at Chicago. Appointed judge Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, December 1884. Elected to same office, 1885, reelected, 1891.

      Resigned, 1893, and resumed practice as member Collins, Goodrich, Darrow & Vincent. Member Collins & Fletcher, 1895-1905. Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Canal Zone, 1905-1911.

      Admitted to practice in New Mexico, 1912, and resided and practiced there until 1922. Returned to Chicago and employed in special cases only.

    Politics

    The use of force may be supported in extreme situations and when the need to do so is beyond reasonable doubt.

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Salvation is achieved through profound believe in God.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    Just as a human body contains different limbs and organs that depend on each other, so members of a Christian society should be close and caring enough to feel each other's pain and delight.

    Membership

    Member Illinois House of Representatives, 1879, 81, 83 (speaker of House, 1883). Trustee Northwestern University 20 years.

    Connections

    • Married Nellie Robb, September 17, 1873. Children: Carrie May (deceased), Lorin Cone, III, Helen Robb (deceased), Grace, George Robb.
    • father: Lorin Cone Collins
    • mother: Mary (Bemis) Collins
    • spouse: Nellie Robb
    • children: Carrie May Collins (deceased)
    • Lorin Cone Collins
    • III Collins
    • Helen Robb Collins (deceased)
    • Grace Collins
    • George Robb Collins
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    Born August 1, 1848
    Died October 18, 1940
    (aged 92)
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