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Encyclopedia > John Collins (delegate)

John Collins (June 8, 1717March 4, 1795) was an American statesman from Newport, Rhode Island. He was a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1778-1780 and 1782-1783. He served as Governor of Rhode Island from 1786 to 1790.


External link

  • Collin’s Congressional biography (http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=C000639)

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