ROBINSON, Edward, (1796 - 1857)


ROBINSON, Edward, a Representative from Maine; born in Cushing, Maine, November 25, 1796; self-educated while engaged in seafaring; engaged in mercantile pursuits at Thomaston, Maine, in 1837; member of the State senate in 1836 and 1837; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Jonathan Cilley and served from April 28, 1838, to March 3, 1839; engaged in mercantile pursuits, banking, and shipbuilding until his death in Thomaston, Knox County, Maine, February 19, 1857; interment in Thomaston Cemetery.