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John Larne ROBINSON

(1813-1860)

ROBINSON, John Larne, a Representative from Indiana; born near Maysville, Mason County, Ky., May 3, 1813; attended the public schools; moved to Rush County, Ind.; engaged in the mercantile business in Milroy, Ind.; county clerk of Rush County, Ind., 1841-1845; elected as a Democrat to the Thirtieth, Thirty-first, and Thirty-second Congresses (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1853); chairman, Committee on Roads and Canals (Thirty-first and Thirty-second Congresses); appointed by President Pierce as United States marshal for the southern district of Indiana in 1853; reappointed by President Buchanan in 1858 and served until his death; appointed brigade inspector of the fourth military district of Indiana in 1854; trustee of Indiana University at Bloomington 1856-1859; died at Rushville, Ind., March 21, 1860; interment in East Hill Cemetery.

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

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