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Charles Wallace Collins

lawyer , farmer , author

Charles Wallace Collins, American lawyer, author, farmer. Member Legal Advisory Board to Draft Board, 1918; Member Maryland. History Society, American Farm Bureau, Alpha Tau Omega.


Collins, Charles Wallace was born on April 4, 1879 in Callion, Alabama, United States. Son of Robert Wood and Ann Bates (Allen) Collins.


Bachelor of Science, Alabama Polytechnic Institute, Auburn, 1899. Bachelor of Philisophy, University of Chicago, 1908, A.M., 1909. Fellow Semitic languages, same, 1908-1909.

Student government and economics, Harvard University, 1910-1911. Studied law under private tuition, 1899-1901.


Admitted to Alabama bar, 1901, to Supreme Court of the United States, 1917. Practiced in Birmingham, 1901-1906. Librarian Haskell Oriental Museum, University of Chicago, 1909-1910.

In charge economic section legislative reference service, Library of Congress, 1915-1918, director same, 1918-1920.


  • Author: The Fourteenth Amendment and the States, 1912. The National Budget System and American Finance, 1917. Plan for National Budget System (House Doctor 1006, 65th Congress), 1918.

    The British Budget System, 1920. Essential Elements of a National Budget System, 1920. Constitutional Aspects of the President’s Veto of the Budget Bill, 1920.

    The Branch Banking Question, 1926. Rural Banking Reform, 1931. Whither Solid South?, 1947.

    (brochures) Constitutional Power of Congress to Enforce a Single System of Commercial Banking, 1930. The South and the Electoral College, 1944. The South Must Not Surrender, 1948.

    Constitutional Aspects of the Truman Civil Rights Program, (published) 1949. Peril at Home and Abroad. Estimates, Appropriations and Reports, 1924.

    Contributor on law, finance and banking to journals. Special counsel American Bankers Association, 1933.


Member Legal Advisory Board to Draft Board, 1918. Member Maryland. History Society, American Farm Bureau, Alpha Tau Omega. Clubs: National Press, Metropolitan.


Married Sue Steele Spencer, July 12, 1933.

Robert Wood Collins

Ann Bates (Allen) Collins

Sue Steele Spencer