Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Collier, James William

Collier, James William, a Representative from Mississippi; born in Warren County, Miss., on the Glenwood plantation near Vicksburg September 28, 1872; attended the graded and high schools; was graduated from the law department of the University of Mississippi at Oxford in 1894; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Vicksburg; member of the State house of representatives 1896-1899; circuit clerk of Warren County from 1900 until 1909, when he resigned to become a Member of Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-first and to the eleven succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1909-March 3, 1933); declined to become a candidate for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress, after a controversy over whether candidates should run at large or by districts; appointed a member of the United States Tariff Commission by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and served from March 28, 1933, until his death in Washington, D.C., September 28, 1933; interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Vicksburg, Miss.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Collier, James William," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1003 Original Sources, accessed January 20, 2019, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PBHDT54XAHVWQV3.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Collier, James William." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1003, Original Sources. 20 Jan. 2019. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PBHDT54XAHVWQV3.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Collier, James William' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1003. Original Sources, retrieved 20 January 2019, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PBHDT54XAHVWQV3.