Vice-Admiral Sir John Augustine Collins, KBE, CB (1899–1989) was an Australian naval officer who served in World War I and World War II, and who eventually rose to become the First Naval Member of the Australian Commonwealth Naval Board and Chief of the Naval Staff. Collins was one of the first graduates of the Royal Australian Naval College to attain flag rank. During World War II, he commanded the cruiser HMAS Sydney in the Mediterranean.
John Collins (June 8, 1717 – March 4, 1795) was an American statesman from Newport, Rhode Island. He was a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1778–1780 and 1782-1783. He served as Governor of Rhode Island from 1786 to 1790.
John Collins (March 1 1776 – April 16 1822) was an American manufacturer and politician from Collins Mill Pond, in Nanticoke Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware. He was a member of the Democratic-Republican Party, who served as Governor of Delaware.