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Ross Alexander Collins
Birth: Apr. 25, 1880
Collinsville
Lauderdale County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Jul. 14, 1968
Meridian
Lauderdale County
Mississippi, USA

Congressman. He graduated from the University of Kentucky and the law department of the University of Mississippi. Collins practiced law in Meridian and served as Mississippi Attorney General from 1912 to 1920. He ran unsuccessfully for Governor in 1919. In 1920 he was elected to the US House of Representatives as a Democrat and served from 1921 to 1935. He was an unsuccessful US Senate candidate in 1934, and was returned to the US House in 1936, serving from 1937 to 1943. He was an unsuccessful US Senate candidate in a 1941 special election, and again in 1942. He then resumed the practice of law in Meridian. Collins was recognized as an expert on military affairs and was credited with advocating expansion of US air power in advance of World War II. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
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 Parents:
  Nathaniel Monroe Collins (1840 - 1923)
 
 Spouses:
  Laura (Lura) E. Harrison Collins (1899 - 1968)*
  Alfreda A. Grant Collins (1882 - 1957)*
 
 Children:
  Jane Collins Corwin (1915 - 1982)*
  Melville N Collins (1920 - 1989)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Caroline Collins McBeath (1872 - 1943)*
  Ross Alexander Collins (1880 - 1968)
  Ida Estelle Collins Scanlin (1883 - 1935)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Magnolia Cemetery
Meridian
Lauderdale County
Mississippi, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Oct 15, 2006
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Ross Alexander Collins
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- melinda
 Added: Jul. 14, 2013

- Tracey Reid
 Added: Apr. 25, 2012
Thanks for all the assistance you provided to my grandfather Henry Pinkney Collins Sr. May you RIP
- Dolores Collins
 Added: Apr. 18, 2012
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