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Edward Everett ROBBINS

(1860-1919)

ROBBINS, Edward Everett, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born at Robbins Station, Westmoreland County, Pa., September 27, 1860; attended the public schools, Indiana (Pa.) Normal School, and Eldersridge (Pa.) Academy; was graduated from Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, Pa., in 1881 and from the law department of Columbia College, New York City, in 1884; was admitted to the bar in 1884 and commenced practice in Greensburg, Pa.; also engaged in banking and coal-mining enterprises; member of the State senate 1888-1892; chairman of the Republican county committee in 1885; member of the Pennsylvania National Guard; served as major of Volunteers in the Spanish-American War in 1898; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1897-March 3, 1899); was not a candidate for renomination in 1898; resumed the practice of his profession in Greensburg, Pa.; elected to the Sixty-fifth Congress and served from March 4, 1917, until his death; had been reelected to the Sixty-sixth Congress; died in Somerset, Somerset County, Pa., January 25, 1919; interment in St. Clair Cemetery, Greensburg, Pa.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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