ROBINSON, Moses, (1741 - 1813)

Senate Years of Service: 1791-1795; 1795-1796
Party: Anti-Administration; Republican

ROBINSON, Moses, (brother of Jonathan Robinson), a Senator from Vermont; born in Hardwick, Mass., on March 22, 1741; pursued classical studies; moved to Bennington, Vt., in 1761; town clerk of Bennington 1762-1781; studied law and practiced; member of the Vermont council of safety; colonel of militia during the Revolutionary War; served on the Governor’s council 1778-1785; chief justice of Vermont 1778-1789, save one year; sent to the Continental Congress as State agent to adjust the controversy with New York in 1782; Governor of Vermont 1789-1790; upon the admission of Vermont as a State into the Union was elected to the United States Senate and served from October 17, 1791, to October 15, 1796, when he resigned; member, State house of representatives 1802; resumed the practice of his profession at Bennington, Vt., where he died on May 26, 1813; interment in the Old Bennington Cemetery, Bennington, Vt.


Bibliography

Dictionary of American Biography; Wood, Richard G. “Moses Robinson—Town Clerk.” American Archivist 25 (April 1962): 189-91.