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George Washington Collins
Birth: Mar. 5, 1925
Death: Dec. 8, 1972
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA

US Congressman. Born in Chicago, Illinois, he studied business law at Northwestern University. During World War II, he served as a Private First Class in the US Army Engineers Corps in South Pacific Theatre. After the war, he held positions with Cook County Sheriff’s Department, municipal court system, the Board of Health, was administrative assistant to health commissioner in 1963 and on the Chicago City Council, (1964-70). In 1972, he was elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Daniel J. Ronan and reelected to the Ninety-second Congress. He served until his death at age 47 from an air crash during a landing approach to Midway Airport, Chicago. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  Cardiss Hortense Robertson Collins (1931 - 2013)*
 
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Note: Interred at Arlington June 10, 2013
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 60, Site 10362
 
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Record added: Feb 08, 2003
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