David Charles Collier Edit Profile
Educated public high school.
Step-daughter, Clytie B. Admitted to the California bar, 1891. Admitted to bar of Supreme Court of the United States Court, 1907. And practiced at San Diego until 1905.
Admitted to bar of state of Illinois, 1929. Organized, 1904, Ralston Realty Company, later succeeded by D. C. Collier & Company. Was for 5 years head of Panama-California Exposition, San Diego, 1915, first as director general, later as president.
Director and commissioner general Panama-California International Exposition, San Diego, 1916. Director San Diego Museum. Board of managers American School of Research, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Appointed commissioner general by President Harding to represent United States at Brazilian Centennial Exposition, 1922. Appointed 1925, director general Sesqui-Centennial International Exposition, Philadelphia. Exposition consultant, Republic of Panama, 1925-1926.
Assisted in initiating Chicago World’s Fair for 1933, 1927. Director general Order of Liberty Bell, 1930. Was in practice of law.
President Bay Trust Company Lieutenant colonel on the staff of Governor J. N. Gillette, California, 1907-1911. Delegate to Republican state, county and city convs., and member central coms.
Married Ella May Copley, January 1, 1896 (divorced).; married second, Ruth E. Everson, November 14, 1915 (died 1916). Children: David Copley (deceased), Ira Clifton.