Biography of John C. Collins


Collins, John C., Buffalo, son of Andrew and Anna (Johnson) Collins, was born at Guilderland, Albany county, N. Y., November 15, 1858, and in 1876 removed to Buffalo, where he attended the Buffalo High School, from which he was graduated in 1880. He then became a law student in the office of Judge Manly C. Green and Goodwin Brown, and finished his legal studies in the office of Lyman M. Baker, being admitted to the bar in 1883. He has since been engaged in the active practice of his profession in Buffalo. November 20, 1893, he was appointed chief deputy collector of customs under Gen. Peter C. Doyle, and still holds that position. Mr. Collins was secretary of the Democratic County Committee in 1887 and 1888, and is a member of De Molay Lodge No. 498, F. & A. M., of Buffalo.

Our County and its people
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Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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