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{{Short description|American politician from Maine}}
 
{{Infobox officeholder
 
{{Infobox officeholder
 
| name = Donald Collins
 
| name = Donald Collins
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| preceded1 = [[Hayes Gahagan]]
 
| preceded1 = [[Hayes Gahagan]]
 
| succeeded1 =
 
| succeeded1 =
| office2 = Member of the Maine House of Representatives from Aroostook
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| office2 = Member of the [[Maine House of Representatives]] from [[Aroostook County, Maine|Aroostook]]
 
| term_start2 = December 1970
 
| term_start2 = December 1970
 
| term_end2 = December 1972
 
| term_end2 = December 1972
 
| preceded2 =
 
| preceded2 =
 
| succeeded2 =
 
| succeeded2 =
| party = Republican
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| party = [[Republican Party (United States)|Republican]]
 
| birth_name = Donald Frederick Collins
 
| birth_name = Donald Frederick Collins
 
| birth_date = {{birth date|1925|11|30}}
 
| birth_date = {{birth date|1925|11|30}}
| birth_place = Caribou, Maine, U.S.
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| birth_place = [[Caribou, Maine]], U.S.
 
| death_date = {{death date and age|2018|03|10|1925|11|30}}
 
| death_date = {{death date and age|2018|03|10|1925|11|30}}
| death_place = Bangor, Maine, U.S.
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| death_place = [[Bangor, Maine]], U.S.
 
| spouse = {{marriage|[[Patricia M. Collins|Patricia McGuigan]]|1948}}
 
| spouse = {{marriage|[[Patricia M. Collins|Patricia McGuigan]]|1948}}
 
| children= 6, including [[Susan Collins|Susan]]
 
| children= 6, including [[Susan Collins|Susan]]
| alma_mater = University of Maine (BA)
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| alma_mater = [[University of Maine]] ([[Bachelor of Arts|BA]])
 
| allegiance = {{flag|United States|1912}}
 
| allegiance = {{flag|United States|1912}}
 
| branch = [[United States Army]]
 
| branch = [[United States Army]]
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'''Donald Frederick Collins''' (November 30, 1925 – March 10, 2018)<ref>{{cite web|title=Donald Collins - Mockler Funeral Home|url=http://mocklerfuneralhome.com/component/memorials/item/878.html|website=mocklerfuneralhome.com|accessdate=13 March 2018|language=en-gb|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20180313214354/http://mocklerfuneralhome.com/component/memorials/item/878.html|archive-date=13 March 2018|url-status=dead}}</ref> was an American politician from Maine. Collins, a Republican from Caribou, Aroostook County, served 5 terms in the Maine Legislature between 1970 and 1992. He also served as mayor of Caribou.<ref name="Ting"/>
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'''Donald Frederick Collins''' (November 30, 1925 – March 10, 2018)<ref>{{cite web|title=Donald Collins - Mockler Funeral Home|url=http://mocklerfuneralhome.com/component/memorials/item/878.html|website=mocklerfuneralhome.com|accessdate=13 March 2018|language=en-gb|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20180313214354/http://mocklerfuneralhome.com/component/memorials/item/878.html|archive-date=13 March 2018|url-status=dead}}</ref> was an American politician from [[Maine]]. Collins, a [[Maine Republican Party|Republican]] from [[Caribou, Maine|Caribou]], [[Aroostook County, Maine|Aroostook County]], served 5 terms in the [[Maine Legislature]] between 1970 and 1992. He also served as mayor of Caribou.<ref name="Ting"/>
   
In 1970, Collins was elected to the Maine House of Representatives, and served a single term. In 1976, Collins was elected to his first, two-year term in the Maine Senate. Running again in 1986, Collins was re-elected, serving three more terms in the Maine Senate, retiring in 1992 from elected office.<ref name="ReferenceLibrary">{{cite web|url=http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/lawlib/legbiog/webform1.aspx|title=Legislators Biographical Search|publisher=Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library|access-date=14 December 2014|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20150201040243/http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/lawlib/legbiog/webform1.aspx|archive-date=1 February 2015|url-status=dead}}</ref>
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In 1970, Collins was elected to the [[Maine House of Representatives]], and served a single term. In 1976, Collins was elected to his first, two-year term in the [[Maine Senate]]. Running again in 1986, Collins was re-elected, serving three more terms in the Maine Senate, retiring in 1992 from elected office.<ref name="ReferenceLibrary">{{cite web|url=http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/lawlib/legbiog/webform1.aspx|title=Legislators Biographical Search|publisher=Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library|access-date=14 December 2014|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20150201040243/http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/lawlib/legbiog/webform1.aspx|archive-date=1 February 2015|url-status=dead}}</ref>
   
 
==Background and Family==
 
==Background and Family==
Donald Collins was the father of United States Senator [[Susan Collins]].<ref name="Ting">{{cite news|url=http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/03/politics/politics-family-business-senate-list/|title=Politics: The family business|last=Ting|first=Dennis|date=March 3, 2014|work=CNN|accessdate=14 December 2014}}</ref> His brother, [[Samuel Collins (politician)|Samuel W. Collins Jr.]], sat on the [[Maine Supreme Judicial Court]] from 1988 to 1994 and served in the Maine Senate from 1972 to 1984. He was one of four children in his family and had six children. Collins was born in Caribou, Maine. He served in the [[United States Army]] during [[World War II]], receiving a [[Bronze Star]] for heroism, and a Purple Heart with an Oak Leaf Cluster, after being wounded twice in the [[Battle of the Bulge]]. Collins went to the University of Maine. He worked in the family lumber business, established by his great-great grandfather, Samuel Collins, in 1844.<ref name="Burns">{{cite news|url=http://bangordailynews.com/2018/03/11/obituaries/donald-collins-father-of-sen-susan-collins-dies-at-92/|title=Donald Collins, father of Sen. Susan Collins, dies at 92|last=Burns|first=Christopher|date=March 11, 2018|work=Bangor Daily News|accessdate=11 March 2018}}</ref>
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Donald Collins was the father of [[United States Senator]] [[Susan Collins]].<ref name="Ting">{{cite news|url=http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/03/politics/politics-family-business-senate-list/|title=Politics: The family business|last=Ting|first=Dennis|date=March 3, 2014|work=[[CNN]]|accessdate=14 December 2014}}</ref> His brother, [[Samuel Collins (politician)|Samuel W. Collins Jr.]], sat on the [[Maine Supreme Judicial Court]] from 1988 to 1994 and served in the Maine Senate from 1972 to 1984. He was one of four children in his family and had six children. Collins was born in Caribou, Maine. He served in the [[United States Army]] during [[World War II]], receiving a [[Bronze Star]] for heroism, and a Purple Heart with an Oak Leaf Cluster, after being wounded twice in the [[Battle of the Bulge]]. Collins went to the [[University of Maine]]. He worked in the family lumber business, established by his great-great grandfather, Samuel Collins, in 1844.<ref name="Burns">{{cite news|url=http://bangordailynews.com/2018/03/11/obituaries/donald-collins-father-of-sen-susan-collins-dies-at-92/|title=Donald Collins, father of Sen. Susan Collins, dies at 92|last=Burns|first=Christopher|date=March 11, 2018|work=[[Bangor Daily News]]|accessdate=11 March 2018}}</ref>
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
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{{Reflist}}
 
{{Wikipedia|Donald Collins (Maine politician)}}
 
   
 
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[[Category:People from Caribou, Maine]]
 
[[Category:People from Caribou, Maine]]
 
[[Category:Maine Republicans]]
 
[[Category:Maine Republicans]]
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