Earl Collins

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Earl Thompson Collins (September 3, 1895[1] in Miami, Manitoba[2] – 1958) was a politician in Manitoba, Canada. He served in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1943 to 1949.[1]

The son of Christopher Fowler Collins and Susanna Thompson, Collins was educated in Miami, Winnipeg and Toronto. He worked as a farmer, was active in freemasonry, and was the secretary-treasurer of the Rosebank Cooperative, selling oil and supplies. In 1928, Collins married Hazel Viola Campbell.[2]

He was first elected to the Manitoba legislature in a by-election held on June 22, 1943, in the constituency of Dufferin.[1] At the time of this by-election, Manitoba was governed by a coalition government of Liberal-Progressives, Conservatives and Social Crediters. Collins, a Conservative, was elected by acclamation and sat as a government backbencher.

He was re-elected in the 1945 provincial election as an independent candidate supporting the coalition.[1] He served as a government backbencher for another four years, and did not seek re-election in 1949.

Collins ran for the legislature again in the 1953 provincial election as a Progressive Conservative,[1] but finished third against Liberal-Progressive candidate Walter McDonald. The coalition had ceased to exist by this time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "MLA Biographies - Deceased". Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. Archived from the original on 2014-03-30. 
  2. ^ a b "Earl Thompson Collins (1895-1958)". Memorable Manitobans. Manitoba Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-05-05.