Attorney; specialist in banking law. Born– April 4, 1879, Callion. Parents– Robert Wood and Ann Bates (Allen) Collins. Married– Sue Steele Spencer, July 12, 1933. Education– Alabama Polytechnic Institute, B.S., 1899; University of Chicago, Ph.B., 1908, A.M., 1909; studied at Harvard University, 1910-1911. Admitted to the Alabama Bar, 1901; admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, 1917; practiced law in Birmingham, 1901-1906. Librarian at the Haskell Oriental Museum, University of Chicago, 1909-1910. Worked in several capacities for the federal government, including  librarian at the Library of Congress and the Supreme Court; General Counsel to  the Bureau of the Budget at the Treasury Department.  Left government service in 1927 and returned to private practice; retired 1947.  Member Maryland Historical Society, American Farm Bureau, National Press Club. Died December 14, 1964.


Marquis who’s who online; University of Maryland website


Branch Banking Question. New York; Macmillan, 1926.

Fourteenth Amendment and the States. Boston; Little Brown, 1912.

Investment Securities Legal for National Banks; Opinions of …. Washington, D.C.; Babson & Jacobs, 1927.

National Budget System. New York; Macmillan, 1917.

Plan for National Budget System. House Document 1006, 65th Congress, 1918.

The Race Integration Cases. Birmingham, Ala.; American States Right Association, 1954.

Rural Banking Reform. New York; Macmillan, 1931.

Whither Solid South. New York; Pelican, 1948.


The papers of Charles Wallace Collins and his wife Sue Spencer Collins are held by the Archives Department at the University of Maryland.