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James Kenneth ROBINSON

(1916-1990)

ROBINSON, James Kenneth, a Representative from Virginia; born in Winchester, Frederick County, Va., May 14, 1916; attended the public schools of Winchester, Va.; B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, Va., 1937; served as infantryman in the United States Army, 1941-1945; discharged with the rank of major; elected to the Virginia State senate in 1965; reelected to a four-year term in 1967; chairman, Republican delegation to the 1968 and 1969 general assembly; orchardist and fruit packer with real estate and other business interests in the Winchester area; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-second and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1971-January 3, 1985); did not seek reelection to the Ninety-ninth Congress; was a resident of Winchester, Va., until his death there on April 8, 1990.

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

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