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Francis Dolan Collins (March 5, 1841 – November 21, 1891) was an American politician who served as a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district from 1875 to 1879.[1]

Francis Dolan Collins
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 11th district
In office
March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1879
Preceded byJohn B. Storm
Succeeded byRobert Klotz
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate for the 13th district
In office
Preceded byAlbert Gallatin Brodhead
Succeeded byGeorge H. Rowland
Personal details
Born(1841-03-05)March 5, 1841
Saugerties, New York, United States
DiedNovember 21, 1891(1891-11-21) (aged 50)
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Political partyDemocratic

Early life and educationEdit

Francis Collins was born in Saugerties, New York to Thomas and Catherine Collins.[2] He attended St. Joseph's College, near Montrose, Pennsylvania before moving with his parents to Dunmore, Pennsylvania. He attended Wyoming Seminary in 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 for the 13th district from 1872 to 1874.[2]

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 Scranton, Pennsylvania.[3]


  1. ^ "Francis Dolan Collins". The Political Graveyard.
  2. ^ a b "Pennsylvania State Senate - Francis Dolan Collins Biography". Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Francis Dolan Collins". Retrieved 18 May 2019.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John B. Storm
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district

Succeeded by
Robert Klotz
Pennsylvania State Senate
Preceded by
Albert Gallatin Brodhead
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate, 13th district
Succeeded by
George H. Rowland