ROBB, Edward, (1857 - 1934)


”Around the Capital” (detail), engraving, Thomas Fleming, 1902, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

ROBB, Edward, a Representative from Missouri; born in Brazeau, Perry County, Mo., March 19, 1857; attended the common schools, Brazeau (Mo.) Academy, Fruitland (Mo.) Normal Institute, and the University of Missouri at Columbia; was graduated from the law department of the University of Missouri in March 1879; was admitted to the bar in 1879 and commenced practice in Perryville; elected prosecuting attorney of Perry County in 1880 and reelected in 1882; member of the State house of representatives 1884-1886; assistant attorney general of the State 1889-1893; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fifth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1897-March 3, 1905); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1904 to the Fifty-ninth Congress; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1908; resumed the practice of law until his death in Perryville, Mo., March 13, 1934; interment in Home Cemetery.