ROBINSON, John Buchanan, (1846 - 1933)


An Illustrated Congressional Manual. The United States Red Book, 1896, (detail), Collection of U.S. House of Representative

ROBINSON, John Buchanan, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Allegheny City, Pa., May 23, 1846; studied with a private tutor at the University of Pittsburgh, and Amherst (Mass.) College; enlisted in the Union Army in 1864, but resigned to accept an appointment to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md., from which he was graduated in 1868, and served in the Navy until he resigned in 1875; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1876 and commenced practice in Philadelphia, Pa.; moved to Media, Pa., in 1878 and continued the practice of law; editor of the Delaware County Gazette in 1881 and 1882; newspaper correspondent; owner of the Media Ledger; member of the State house of representatives 1885-1887; served in the State senate in 1889; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-second, Fifty-third, and Fifty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1897); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1896; president of the League of Republican Clubs of Pennsylvania 1891-1897; member of the Board of Visitors to the United States Naval Academy in 1893; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1892, 1896, and 1908; United States marshal for the eastern district of Pennsylvania 1900-1914; resided in Philadelphia, Pa., where he died January 28, 1933; interment in Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pa.


Bibliography

Robinson, John B. Midshipman to Congress. Privately Printed in Media, Pennsylvania, 1916.