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

Religion

Baptism should only be administered to individuals who are capable of understanding the true meaning of the rite and also capable of understanding faith.

Politics

Leadership appointments should reflect the racial and ethnic diversity of the body of Christ.

Views

It is good for Christians with differing approaches to the interpretation of the Bible to engage with each other and argue through how the Bible should be applied to issues in our contemporary world.

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)