Collins, Judge Thomas L.

Kentuckiana Genealogy: Biographies: Collins, Judge Thomas L.
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Judge Thomas L. Collins was born in New Albany, Ind., June 24, 1833, and is a son of James and Angelina (Loraine) Collins-the latter was a native of Petersburg, VA., when she was married to Mr. Collins. The afterwards emigrated west and settled in Indiana. The former, James Collins, was also born in Virginia, came to this state about 1816, and settled in Charlestown where he engaged in farming. He was a man of considerable local prominence. He represented Floyd Co. two terms in the legislature, beginning in 1836, and State Senator from that district in 1840. His father, James Collins, came from Virginia in 1816. Judge Collins was educated in private schools in New Albany and at Greencastle, Ind. He began studying law, and was admitted to the bar of New Albany in 1855, practiced in that city until 1860, the removed to Paoli, Ind., remaining there until 1866, and then moved to Washington Co. He was elected Circuit Judge in 1877, and has held that officeever since being last elected in 1888. He married in 1856.

Judge Collins is a man of sterling integrity, strong individuality; and as a judge he ranks among the foremost judges of the state.

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