George Washington Collins

George Washington Collins

Birth
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 8 Dec 1972 (aged 47)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 60, Grave 10362
Memorial ID 7170090 · View Source
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US Congressman. Born in Chicago, Illinois, he studied business law at Northwestern University. During World War II, he served as a Private First Class in the US Army Engineers Corps in South Pacific Theatre. After the war, he held positions with Cook County Sheriff’s Department, municipal court system, the Board of Health, was administrative assistant to health commissioner in 1963 and on the Chicago City Council, (1964-70). In 1972, he was elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Daniel J. Ronan and reelected to the Ninety-second Congress. He served until his death at age 47 from an air crash during a landing approach to Midway Airport, Chicago.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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Gravesite Details Interred at Arlington June 10, 2013

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  • Added: 8 Feb 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7170090
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Washington Collins (5 Mar 1925–8 Dec 1972), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7170090, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .