John Marshall Collins Bio, Wiki
John Marshall Collins is an Attorney and a California native who has been married to Zoe Lofgren, an American politician serving as a U.S. Representative from California. Lofgren is a member of the Democratic Party, Lofgren and is in her 13th term as a congresswoman, serving since 1994.
John Marshall Collins Education
John Collins attended the University of California, Los Angeles for a degree in Law between 1969 and 1972. He also did a BA in Political Science between 1966 and 1968.
John Marshall Collins & Zoe Lofgren
Zoe Lofgren and John Marshall Collins were married in 1978. In a Politico article detailing power couples in 2009, Lofgren recalled the first time she met the man who would become her husband. “We met at an election party of a candidate who lost,” Lofgren said. “At least something good came out of his failed candidacy!” The couple will celebrate their 42nd wedding anniversary in 2020.
Collins like his wife is also an attorney and a California native. He earned his BA in political science at UCLA before earning his Juris Doctorate at UCLA’s School of Law. Collins has been the sole practitioner of John Marshall Collins, PC for 43 years. According to his Linkedin profile, he also works as an adjunct law professor at Santa Clara University School of Law since 2009, where he teaches real estate transactional law.
John Marshall Collins Children
Lofgren also raised two children with Collins. They have a daughter, Sheila, and son, John, who are both now grown adults with children of their own.
In a 2014 interview with The Guardian Lofgren said that with the help of her own mother, she went back to work one week after giving birth to Shiela. “My mother would be [upstairs] with the baby and she would call down saying, ‘Sheila needs feeding.’ While it was a lot to handle, Lofgren added, “it wasn’t as if I was the only person to juggle motherhood with work”.
John Marshall Collins Impeachment
Lofgren has worked in Clintons and Nixon’s impeachment. He was a member of the House Judiciary Committee in 1998 during the impeachment of President Bill Clinton when he was accused of lying about an affair he had with a White House intern. While Lofgren said Clinton behaved improperly, she did not believe that his actions fell under “high crimes and misdemeanor [behavior] that really undercuts the system of the Constitution and the government.”
When Lofgren was still a law student in 1974 and working on Congressman Edward’s staff, she helped the committee draft up the charges against President Richard Nixon during Watergate.
This is a serious moment for our country.
— Rep. Zoe Lofgren (@RepZoeLofgren) December 12, 2019
After the House of Representatives voted to impeach Donald Trump, the trial now moves to the Senate where a final judgment on the President will be made. The trial set to start on Tuesday, January 21st, the appointed House Impeachment Managers will present their case to Chief Justice John Roberts, who is presiding over the trial.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently announced the seven impeachment managers that will take lead for the Democrats, an impressive list which includes veteran California Rep. Zoe Lofgren.