|Celebrated Name:||Susan Collins|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Susan Margaret Collins|
|Age:||68 years old|
|Birth Date:||7 December 1952|
|Birth Place:||Caribou, Maine, USA|
|Husband/Spouse (Name):||Thomas Daffron (m. 2012)|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||No|
|Is Susan Collins Lesbian/Gay?:||No|
|Net Worth in 2021:||$8 million|
|Last Updated:||March 2021|
Susan Collins is a politician who served as a senior US Senator for Maine. As a Republican, Collins has represented Maine in the senate since 1997.
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Early Life & Biography
Collins’s family operates a lumber business, which was established by her great grandfather, Samuel W. Collins, in 1844. Her parents, Patricia and Donald F. Collins. They both served as mayor of Caribou. Her father, who was a decorated World War II vet, also served in the Maine Legislature. Collins has Irish and English ancestry. Her uncle, Samuel W. Collins Jr., who was an advocate, sat on the Maine Supreme Judicial Court from 1988 to 1994. He served in the Maine Senate from 1973 to 1984.
Collins has attended Caribou High School, where she was the president of the student council. Collins was chosen to participate in the U.S. Senate Youth Program, during her senior year of school days. Through which she visited Washington, D.C. for the first time. There she engaged in a two-hour conversation with Maine’s first female United States Senator, Margaret Chase Smith, who was also a Republican.
Collins is the first delegate elected to the Senate. She currently holds the seat once held by Smith. She continued her education at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, after graduating from Caribou High School. She was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa national academic honor society like her father. Collins graduated from St. Lawrence magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in 1975.
Collins is married to Thomas Daffron, who was a lobbyist at Jefferson Consulting Group in Washington, D.C. They get married on 11 August 2012, at the Gray Memorial United Methodist Church in Caribou, Maine. Susan is also a Roman Catholic.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 7 December 1952, Susan Collins is 68 years old as of today’s date 6th March 2021. Her height is 1.63 m tall, and her weight is 60 kg.
Collins worked as a legislative assistant to U.S. Representative after she completed her graduation. Later, U.S. Senator William Cohen (R-ME) from 1975 to 1987. She was also staff director of the Oversight of Government Management Subcommittee on the United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs from 1981 to 1987.
In 1987, as Commissioner of the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Collins joined the cabinet of Governor John R. McKernan Jr. She was then appointed the New England regional director for the Small Business Administration by President George H. W. Bush in 1992. Until the 1992 election of Democrat Bill Clinton, after briefly serving in this post, she moved to Massachusetts and became Deputy State Treasurer of Massachusetts under Joe Malone in 1993.
After returning to Maine, Collins won an eight-way Republican primary in the 1994 gubernatorial election. She become the first woman to be nominated by a major party for Governor of Maine. She received little support from Republican leaders and was criticized by conservative groups for her more liberal views on social issues during the campaign itself. But she lost the general election by receiving only 23% of the vote and placed third behind Democrat Joseph E. Brennan.
For Family Business at Husson College, Collins became the founding executive director of the Center, in December 1994. When she announced her candidacy for the seat in the U.S. Senate being vacated by her former boss, William Cohen, who retired to become United States Secretary of Defense under President Clinton, left the post for Family Business at Husson College in 1996. She won a difficult four-way primary and faced Joe Brennan with Cohen’s public endorsement. In the Democratic opponent from the 1994 gubernatorial election, she defeated Brennan (from 49% to 44%).
Awards & Achievements
- On 19 September 2012, because of Collins’s outstanding contributions in Congress to advance the mission of our nation’s maritime services”, she received the “Navy League’s Congressional Sea Services Award.”
- On 12 December 2013, Collins received the award of “Legislator of the Year” from the Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI).
- On 24 February 2014, Collins received the award of “Thought Leader” from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
- On 7 May 2014, National Journal recognized Collins as the senator with “perfect attendance,” noting that Collins hadn’t missed a single vote since her election to the Senate.
- On 12 March 2014, for the Study for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, Collins was a recipient of the “Publius Award.”
- On 26 March 2014, Collins was honored by Elle Magazine, at the Italian Embassy in the United States during its annual “Women in Washington Power List.”
- Collins was awarded Congressional Award by The Veterans of Foreign Wars, which is annually given to one member of Congress for their significant legislative contributions on behalf of military veterans.
- On 28 May 2017, Bates College honored Collins as an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters for her bipartisan work in the Senate.
Net Worth & Salary of Susan Collins in 2021
Susan Collins is one of the best-known politicians in America. As of March 2021, Susan Collins’s net worth in current years is $8 million with a salary of $400,000 per year.
Susan Collins is one of the best politicians that the world has ever got. She came from a very wealthy family. Both of her parents were a businessman. Her school life was very delightful. She always wanted to become a politician from her childhood days. Later she got many opportunities from different sections, and she never wasted them. She competed with other famous politicians. She was famous for Senior Senator of Caribou, Maine, since 2014. She shined herself as a politician through hard work and dedication.