Henry W. Collier

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Henry Watkins Collier
Governor Henry Watkins Collier.jpg
14th Governor of Alabama
In office
December 17, 1849 – December 20, 1853
Preceded byReuben Chapman
Succeeded byJohn A. Winston
Personal details
Born(1801-01-17)January 17, 1801
Lunenburg County, Virginia
DiedAugust 28, 1855(1855-08-28) (aged 54)
Bailey Springs, Alabama
Political partyDemocratic

Henry Watkins Collier (January 17, 1801 – August 28, 1855 in Bailey Springs, Alabama) was the 14th Governor of the U.S. state of Alabama from 1849 to 1853. He was born in Lunenburg County, Virginia. Collier arrived in Tuscaloosa, Alabama from South Carolina in 1823. He sat on the Alabama Supreme Court for 18 years, of which 12 were as Chief Justice. Following his term as Governor he was offered a seat in the United States Senate but declined and retired.[1]

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  1. ^ Floyd, Warner (May 21, 1971). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Collier-Overby House". National Parkl Service. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
Political offices
Preceded by
Reuben Chapman
Governor of Alabama
Succeeded by
John A. Winston
Legal offices
Preceded by
Arthur F. Hopkins
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama
Succeeded by
Edmund S. Dargan