COLLINS, James Mitchell, (1916 - 1989)


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

COLLINS, James Mitchell, a Representative from Texas; born in Hallsville, Dallas County, Tex., April 29, 1916; attended high school in Dallas, Tex.; B.S.C., Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Tex.., 1937; M.B.A., Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., 1938; C.L.U., American College, 1940; M.B.A., Harvard Business School, Cambridge, Mass., 1943; United States Army; United States Army Engineers; one and one-half years in the European Theater from Omaha Beach through France, Belgium, and Germany; business executive; White House Conference on Youth, regional chairman, 1955; delegate, Republican National Convention, 1968; elected as a Republican to the Ninetieth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Joseph R. Pool; reelected to seven succeeding Congresses (August 24, 1968-January 3, 1983); not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-eighth Congress in 1982, but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate; died on July 21, 1989, in Dallas, Tex.; interment in Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County, Tex.