Harold R. Collier

Harold Reginald Collier (December 12, 1915 – January 17, 2006) was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Illinois.

Harold R. Collier
Harold R. Collier 93rd Congress 1973.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 6th district
In office
January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1975
Preceded byGeorge W. Collins
Succeeded byHenry Hyde
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 10th district
In office
January 3, 1957 – January 3, 1973
Preceded byRichard W. Hoffman
Succeeded bySamuel H. Young
Personal details
Born(1915-12-12)December 12, 1915
Lansing, Michigan
DiedJanuary 17, 2006(2006-01-17) (aged 90)
West Palm Beach, Florida
Political partyRepublican

Collier was born and raised in Lansing, Michigan. He attended and graduated from Morton College in Cicero, Illinois. After earning his degree, he was hired by the publishing company that created Life Magazine and worked in the editorial department. In 1941, he began what would be a ten-year career as a marketing executive for Match Corporation of America. In 1951, he was elected to the Berwyn, Illinois city council and also began a new career as public relations director for McAlear Manufacturing.

In 1952, Collier was an unsuccessful candidate for Illinois Secretary of State. In 1953, he was elected as Townsip Supervisor of Berwyn Township. In 1957, Collier won an election for a seat in Congress. He was a longtime member of the House Ways and Means Committee. A fiscal conservative, he was a strong advocate of a balanced budget. Collier was admired by colleagues in both parties, as he was excellent at finding compromise ground between two sides on issues. Collier voted in favor of the Civil Rights Acts of 1957,[1] 1960,[2] 1964,[3] and 1968,[4] but voted against the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and did not vote on the 24th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.[5][6]

In 1975, Collier retired from Congress. He moved to West Palm Beach, Florida, where he died on January 17, 2006.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "HR 6127. CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1957". GovTrack.us.
  2. ^ "HR 8601. PASSAGE".
  3. ^ "H.R. 7152. PASSAGE".
  4. ^ "TO PASS H.R. 2516, A BILL TO ESTABLISH PENALTIES FOR INTERFERENCE WITH CIVIL RIGHTS. INTERFERENCE WITH A PERSON ENGAGED IN ONE OF THE 8 ACTIVITIES PROTECTED UNDER THIS BILL MUST BE RACIALLY MOTIVATED TO INCUR THE BILL'S PENALTIES".
  5. ^ "TO PASS H.R. 6400, THE 1965 VOTING RIGHTS ACT".
  6. ^ "S.J. RES. 29. CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO BAN THE USE OF POLL TAX AS A REQUIREMENT FOR VOTING IN FEDERAL ELECTIONS". GovTrack.us.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Richard W. Hoffman
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 10th congressional district

1957–1973
Succeeded by
Samuel H. Young
Preceded by
George W. Collins
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 6th congressional district

1973–1975
Succeeded by
Henry Hyde