ROBBINS, Gaston Ahi, (1858 - 1902)


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ROBBINS, Gaston Ahi, a Representative from Alabama; born in Goldsboro, Wayne County, N.C., September 26, 1858; moved to Randolph County, N.C.; attended Trinity College at Durham and was graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1879; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1880 and commenced practice in Selma, Ala.; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third Congress (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1895); presented credentials as a Member-elect to the Fifty-fourth Congress and served from March 4, 1895, to March 13, 1896, when he was succeeded by William F. Aldrich, who contested his election; presented credentials to the Fifty-sixth Congress and served from March 4, 1899, to March 8, 1900, when he was again succeeded by William F. Aldrich, who contested his election; resumed the practice of law in New York City, where he died on February 22, 1902; interment in Oakwood Cemetery, Statesville, N.C.