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COLLIER, James William (1872-1933)

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; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-first and to the eleven succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1909-March 3, 1933); chairman, Committee on Ways and Means (Seventy-second Congress); 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.

Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Jackson, MS
Papers: 1932, 2 letters.
The letters from James W. Collier concern pensions for widows and orphans of veterans.


University of Texas at Austin
Center for American History
Austin, TX
Papers: 1914, 2 items.
Correspondence from Congressman Collier to Mose D. Landau of Vicksburg, Mississippi, concerns two lots of land in the Balfour Tract, Vicksburg.