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Leroy Collins, American lawyer, governor. Bar: Florida 1931, Arkansas 1931, Tennessee 1931. Recipient Nelson Poynter Floridian award, 1981.


Collins, Leroy was born on March 10, 1909 in Tallahassee, Florida, United States.


Bachelor of Laws, Cumberland University, 1931.


Leon County representative to, Florida Legislature, 1934-1940;member, Senate, 1940-1954;governor, State of Florida, 1955-1961;president, National Association Broadcasters, 1961-1964;director, Community Rels. Svc., 1964-1965;undersecretary, unites states department Commerce, 1965-1966;private practice law, Tampa, Florida, 1966-1968;of counsel, Ervin, Varn, Jacobs, Odom & Kitchen, Tallahassee, 1970-1991;member, Florida Constitution Revision Commission, 1977-1978;member, Southern Legal Council, 1977-1991.


  • Bar: Florida 1931, Arkansas 1931, Tennessee 1931.


Former chairman National governments Conference, Southern governments Conference. Member of national advisory county Peace Corps. Member honor corps National Conference of Christians and Jews.

Chairman South Regional Education Board, 1955-1957. Member Commision on Goals for Higher Education in South, 1961-1962, Commn.on Future of South, 1980-1981. Trustee Florida Defenders of Environment, since 1981.

Board directors Committee on Constitutional System, since 1984. Chairman Democratic National Convention, 1960. Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, World World War World War II.

Member American Bar Association {chairman special committee legal education 1974}, Florida History Associations.


Son of Marvin H. and Mattie {Brandon} C. M Mary Call Darby, June 29, 1932. Children: Leroy, Jane, Mary Call, Darby.

Marvin H. Mattie


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Jane Collins

Mary Call Collins

Darby Collins