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James Wallace ROBINSON

(1826-1898)

ROBINSON, James Wallace, a Representative from Ohio; born in the township of Carby, near Unionville Center, Union County, Ohio, on November 26, 1826; attended the common schools and Marysville Academy; was graduated from Jefferson College, Canonsburg, Pa., in 1848 and from the Cincinnati Law School in 1851; was admitted to the bar in the latter year and commenced practice in London, Ohio; prosecuting attorney of Union County for two terms; moved to Marysville, Ohio, in 1855; member of the State house of representatives 1860-1862, and in 1864 was elected to fill an unexpired term; elected as a Republican to the Forty-third Congress (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1875); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1874 to the Forty-fourth Congress; resumed the practice of his profession; died in Marysville, Union County, Ohio, June 28, 1898; interment in Oakdale Cemetery.

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

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