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Dennis P. Collins

In office
1974 – 1990
Preceded by Francis G. Fitzpatrick
Succeeded by Richard A. Rutkowski

Born 1924
Bayonne, New Jersey
Died December 6, 2009
Bayonne, New Jersey
Political party Democrat
Spouse(s) Mary
Residence Bayonne, New Jersey
Religion Roman Catholic

Dennis P. Collins (1924 - December 6, 2009) was an American Democratic party politician who served as the 24th mayor of Bayonne, New Jersey from 1974 until his retirement in 1990.[1]

Born and raised in Bayonne, Collins attended St. Vincent De Paul grammar school and Holy Family Academy. He served in the United States Army for three years during World War II. Collins was elected to the Bayonne City Council in 1962, and served 12 years until being elected as mayor. His four terms in office make him the longest serving mayor in Bayonne city history.[1] Collins served as a Democratic elector from New Jersey in the 2000 Presidential election.[2]


The largest city park in Bayonne is named for Collins[1], and in 2007 the United States Congress named the city's Main Post Office in his honor.[3]




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