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James Mitchell Collins

James Mitchell Collins, American congressman. Decorated Medal of Metz; named Man of Year Irving Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1970, Distinguished Alumnus Southern Methodist University, 1971, Man of Year Federation Indiana Business, 1971; 1974 Legislator of Year Mexican-American Chamber of Commerce; Watchdog of Treasury National Association Businessmen; recipeint Pioneer award Salvation Army, 1988.

Background

  • Collins, James Mitchell was born on April 29, 1916 in Hallsville, Texas, United States. Son of Carr P. and Ruth (Woodall) Collins.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Southern Methodist University, 1937. Master of Arts, Northwestern University, 1938. Chartered Life Underwriter, American University, 1940.

      Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1943.

    Career

    • President Consolidated Industries, Inc., from 1954, International Industries, Inc., 1954-1966, Fidelity Union Life Insurance Company, 1954-1965, Pacific Industries, from 1972. Member 90th-97th Congresses from 3d District Texas, member Education and Labor committee, 1967-1970, Interstate and Foreign Commerce committee, 1970.

    Politics

    The concept of a free church in a free state rests not on political theory nor on human documents but on the word of God.

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Every true believer receives the special gift from God to use in ministry.

    Denomination: Baptist

    Views

    The family is encompassing a wider range of options than that of the two-generational unit of parents and children.

    Membership

    Texas chairman White House Conference Youth. Board directors Greater Dallas Planning Council, Salvation Army (Pioneer award 1988), Young Men’s Christian Association, Dallas Council, Big Brothers, Dallas Assembly, United Fund, president, Dallas Citizens Council World Affairs, Heart Association. Chairman Christmas Seal campaign.

    Trustee Southern Methodist University. Senior vice chairman National Republican Congressional Committee, from 1974. President American Enterprise Forum, 1987.

    Served to captain, C.E. Army of the United States, World World War II, European Theatre of Operations. Member American Legion, Y.P.O., Cycen Fjodr, Military Order World Wars, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Blue Key, Phi Delta Theta (Free Enterprise Entrepreneur United States of America award 1988), Alpha Kappa Psi, Psi Chi. Lodges: Rotary, Elks.

    Connections

    • Married Dorothy Dann, September 16, 1942. Children: Michael James, Dorothy Colville (Mistress David R. Weaver), Nancy Miles (Mistress Richard W. Fisher).
    • father: Carr P. Collins
    • mother: Ruth (Woodall) Collins
    • spouse: Dorothy Dann
    • children: Michael James Collins
    • Dorothy Colville Collins (Mistress David R. Weaver)
    • Nancy Miles Collins (Mistress Richard W. Fisher)
    James Mitchell Collins
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    Born April 29, 1916
    Died July 21, 1989
    (aged 73)
    Nationality
    • 1937
      Southern Methodist University
    • 1938
      Northwestern University
    • 1940
      American University
    • 1943
      Harvard University
    • 1954 - 1966
      President, Consolidated Industries
    • 1954 - 1965
      President, Consolidated Industries
    • 1967 - 1970
      member, Education and Labor committee
    • 1967 - 1970
      member, Education and Labor committee
    • 1970
      member, Education and Labor committee
    • 1970
      member, Education and Labor committee
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