ROBINSON, James McClellan, (1861 - 1942)


Engraving (detail), Thomas Fleming, from "Around the Capital with Uncle Hank", New York: Nutshell Publishing Company, 1902, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

ROBINSON, James McClellan, a Representative from Indiana; born on a farm near Fort Wayne, Allen County, Ind., May 31, 1861; attended the public schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1882 and commenced practice in Fort Wayne, Ind.; prosecuting attorney for the thirty-eighth judicial circuit of Indiana 1886-1890; resumed the practice of law; 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; continued the practice of law in Fort Wayne, Ind., until 1908; moved to Los Angeles, Calif., in 1911; died in Los Angeles, January 16, 1942; interment in Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Ind.