ROBINSON, Leonidas Dunlap, (1867 - 1941)


ROBINSON, Leonidas Dunlap, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Gulledge Township, Anson County, N.C., April 22, 1867; attended the common schools; moved to Wadesboro in 1888; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1889 and practiced in Wadesboro; delegate to every Democratic State convention 1888-1941; mayor of Wadesboro 1890-1893; member of the State house of representatives in 1894 and 1900; appointed solicitor of the thirteenth judicial district in 1901; elected to the same office in 1902 and served in that capacity until 1910, when he resigned; became president of the Bank of Wadesboro in 1910; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1912, 1920, and 1924; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fifth and Sixty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1917-March 3, 1921); declined to be a candidate for renomination; resumed banking and also engaged in agricultural pursuits; died in Wadesboro, N.C., November 7, 1941; interment in Eastview Cemetery.