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Edward John ROBESON, Jr.

(1890-1966)

ROBESON, Edward John, Jr., a Representative from Virginia; born in Waynesville, Haywood County, N.C., August 9, 1890; moved from Wythe County, Va., with his parents to Cartersville, Ga., in 1891; attended the public schools in Quitman, Marietta, and Sparta, Ga.; graduated from the University of Georgia at Athens in 1910; civil engineer in Bay Minette, Ala., and Ironwood, Mich., 1910-1915; employed with the Newport News (Va.) Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co. from 1915 until his retirement April 30, 1950, as vice president and personnel manager; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Schuyler Otis Bland; reelected to the Eighty-second and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from May 2, 1950, to January 3, 1959; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1958; was a resident of Newport News, Va., until 1964, at which time he returned to Waynesville, N.C.; died in Pascagoula, Miss., on March 10, 1966; interment in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesville, N.C.

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

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