John A. Collier
|12th New York State Comptroller|
January 27, 1841 – February 7, 1842
|Governor||William H. Seward|
|Preceded by||Bates Cooke|
|Succeeded by||Azariah C. Flagg|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New York's 21st district
March 4, 1831 – March 3, 1833
|Preceded by||Robert Monell|
|Succeeded by||Henry Mitchell|
|District attorney of Broome County|
|Born||November 13, 1787|
|Died||March 24, 1873 (aged 85)|
Binghamton, New York
|Alma mater||Yale College|
Litchfield Law School
He attended Yale College in 1803, then studied law at Litchfield Law School. He was admitted to the bar at Troy, New York in 1809, and commenced practice in Binghamton, New York. He was District Attorney of Broome County from 1818 to 1822.
He was New York State Comptroller from January 27, 1841, to February 7, 1842, elected by the New York State Legislature to fill the unexpired term of Bates Cooke. Then, he resumed the practice of law.
He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1844 to the U.S. Congress. He was appointed a commissioner to revise the state statutes in 1847. He was a presidential elector on the Whig ticket in 1848.
He was buried at the Spring Forest Cemetery, Binghamton.
A street in Binghamton is named in his honor.
He is the great-grandfather of United States Representative Edwin Arthur Hall.
- United States Congress. "John A. Collier (id: C000631)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- His obit, in NYT on March 25, 1873 (giving wrong years for end of Congress term, and comptrollership) (PDF)
- Google Books The New York Civil List compiled by Franklin Benjamin Hough (Weed, Parsons and Co., 1858)
- John A. Collier on Political Graveyard
- Holt, Michael P., "The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party", Oxford University Press, 1999, pg. 651. ISBN 0-19-516104-1