Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Collins, Ross Alexander

Collins, Ross Alexander, a Representative from Mississippi; born in Collinsville, Lauderdale County, Miss., April 25, 1880; attended the public schools of Meridian, Miss., and Mississippi Agricultural and Mechanical College; was graduated from the University of Kentucky at Lexington in 1900 and from the law department of the University of Mississippi at Oxford in 1901; was admitted to the bar in 1901 and commenced practice in Meridian, Lauderdale County, Miss.; attorney general of Mississippi 1912-1920; unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Mississippi in 1919; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-seventh and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1921-January 3, 1935); was not a candidate for renomination in 1934, but was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for United States Senator; elected to the Seventy-fifth, Seventy-sixth, and Seventy-seventh Congresses (January 3, 1937-January 3, 1943); unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1941; was not a candidate for renomination in 1942, but was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for United States Senator; resumed the practice of law and is a resident of Meridian, Miss.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Collins, Ross Alexander," 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.1004 Original Sources, accessed January 25, 2020, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4KUXFY2C9GXBSKR.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Collins, Ross Alexander." 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.1004, Original Sources. 25 Jan. 2020. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4KUXFY2C9GXBSKR.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Collins, Ross Alexander' 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.1004. Original Sources, retrieved 25 January 2020, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4KUXFY2C9GXBSKR.