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V.A. Collins

V.A. Collins
Full Name: Vinson Allen "Yank" Collins
Birth date: March 1, 1867
Death date: July 5, 1966

Terms of Service

(1) Vinson A. Collins, in special election 8/17/1917, sworn 9/4/1917, succeeded Steve M. King, resigned after 1st Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(2) 33rd Legislature - 1/14/1913, p. 3. Elected on 11/8/1910, for a full period of four years (listed with "hold over senators"). Senate Journal .
(3) 33rd Legislature - 1/14/1913, pp. 1-4, listed in Roll Call with "holdover Senators." Senate Journal .
(4) 32nd Legislature - 1/10/1911, pp. 1-2, listed in Roll Call as "Senator-elect." Senate Journal .
(5) Assumed Democrat based on listing as Democrat in previous Legislatures. Texas Legislative Manual .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Photographs

Other Resources

  • "Seventh Child of W.J. and Eboline Collins is Vinson Allen 'Yank Collins, born 3/1/1967, in Hardin County, TX...". A Story of My Parents, Warren Jacob Collins and Tolitha Eboline Valentine Collins: Including Their 65 Years of Married Life Together, the Trials and Tribulations of Pioneer Life in Texas, and Many of Their Descendants to the 6th Generation 1962.
  • Biography: "Sen Collins sponsored workmen's compensation," date unknown. A Story of My Parents, Warren Jacob Collins and Tolitha Eboline Valentine Collins: Including Their 65 Years of Married Life Together, the Trials and Tribulations of Pioneer Life in Texas, and Many of Their Descendants to the 6th Generation 1962.
  • "Former state senator still a crusader at 86," Dallas Morning News, July 14, 1953. "Twice the veteran Democrat disregarded party lines to support a Republican candidate for President." A Story of My Parents, Warren Jacob Collins and Tolitha Eboline Valentine Collins: Including Their 65 Years of Married Life Together, the Trials and Tribulations of Pioneer Life in Texas, and Many of Their Descendants to the 6th Generation 1962.
  • COLLINS, VINSON A. (1867-1966). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Mentioned in Hood, Bonnet, and Little Brown Jug: Texas Politics, 1921-1928 1984.
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