04/26/1845 - 04/02/1904

COLLINS, James, a Representative from Luzerne County; born, April 26, 1845 in Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland; private, Company E, 53rd Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (1861-1863, Civil War); private, First Battalion, United States Cavalry (1863-1865, Civil War: prisoner of war, 1864-1865); coal miner; elected, burgess, Freeland (1885-1886, 1888-1889); elected, tax collector, Freeland (1886-1888); elected, chief of police, Freeland (1887-1888); unsuccessful campaign, commissioner, Luzerne County (1887); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1888; unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (1890); sales agent, Hazleton Steam Pretzel Factory; died, April 2, 1904 in Manhattan Borough, New York City, New York County, New York.

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