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James Sidney ROBINSON

(1827-1892)

ROBINSON, James Sidney, a Representative from Ohio; born near Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio, October 14, 1827; attended the common schools; acquired the art of printing; moved to Kenton, Ohio, December 31, 1845; edited and published the Kenton Republican; chief clerk of the Ohio house of representatives in 1856; enlisted in Company G, Fourth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, April 17, 1861, and rose through the ranks to colonel; chairman of the Republican State executive committee of Ohio 1877-1879; appointed commissioner of railroads and telegraphs in Ohio in January 1880; elected as a Republican to the Forty-seventh and Forty-eighth Congresses and served from March 4, 1881, to January 12, 1885, when he resigned; secretary of state of Ohio 1885-1889; died in Kenton, Ohio, January 14, 1892; interment in Grove Cemetery.

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

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