GEORGE D. COLLINS was born in San Francisco, Independence day, July 4, 1864.  Our subject graduated in the law department of the State University, at the head of his class, in May, 1885, opened an office and since then has successfully practiced his profession throughout the United States.  He is a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, and has been prominent in cases of Federal cognizance.  His State practice has been principally before the Supreme Court.  He has an excellent reputation as a profound lawyer, and is an able and eloquent advocate.  Mr. Collins's success is due entirely to his own efforts.  He is an earnest Republican, and, is showing his interest in public affairs, when only 21 years of age he has was placed in nomination for Judge of Superior Court, and defeated the only four votes.  In 1890, the Bar of San Francisco, irrespective of party, presented a memorial to the Republican State Convention, recommending his nomination to the office of Attorney General, but he withdrew his name.  He has been Secretary of the Bar Association, and has become widely known by reasons of his articles on constitutional law, which have appeared at various times in the American Law Review, the leading law periodical of the United States.


Source: "The Bay of San Francisco" (and Its Cities And Their Suburbs) Vol 1. Lewis Publishing Company 1892. Page 456-457.

Submitted by: Nancy Pratt Melton.


© 2003 Nancy Pratt Melton

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