Francis Dolan Collins Edit Profile
He attended St. Joseph's College, near Montrose, Pennsylvania before moving with his parents to Dinsmore.
He attended Wyoming Seminary at Kingston, Pennsylvania. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1866 and commenced practice in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He was elected district attorney of the mayor’s court district in 1869.
He served in the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1872 to 1874. Collins was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses. He resumed the practice of his profession and died in Scranton in 1891, aged 50.
He was interred in Cathedral Cemetery in Hyde Park, Scranton.
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