|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New York's 18th district
March 4, 1847 – March 4, 1849
|Preceded by||Preston King|
|Succeeded by||Preston King|
|District attorney for Lewis County|
March 1845 – March 1847
|Born||February 22, 1818|
Lowville, New York
|Died||June 18, 1878 (aged 60)|
He studied law with his father, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Lowville. He served as district attorney for Lewis County from March 1845 until March 1847, when he resigned because he had been elected as a Democrat to the Thirtieth Congress (March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849). He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1848.
In November 1847, William Collins married Jane Kelley; they had seven children.
Collins moved to Cleveland, Ohio in 1853 and continued the practice of law, and also engaged in banking and business. He served as a director of the Lake Shore Railroad and East Cleveland Railroad. He affiliated with the Republican Party upon its organization in 1856, and died in Cleveland on June 18, 1878. His interment was in Lake View Cemetery.
- "Finding Aid to the Collins Family Papers, 1799-1940". New York State Library web site. New York State Library. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
- United States Congress. "William Collins (id: C000644)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- William Collins at Find a Grave
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| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives |
from New York's 18th congressional district