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Jonathan ROBINSON

(1756-1819)
Senate Years of Service:
1807-1815
Party:
Democratic Republican

ROBINSON, Jonathan, (brother of Moses Robinson), a Senator from Vermont; born in Hardwick, Mass., August 11, 1756; received a limited schooling; moved to Bennington, Vt., in 1761; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1796 and commenced practice in Bennington, Vt.; town clerk 1795-1801; member, State house of representatives 1789-1802; judge of the Vermont probate court 1795-1798; chief justice of the supreme court of Vermont 1801-1807; elected in 1807 as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Israel Smith; reelected in 1809 and served from October 10, 1807, to March 3, 1815; was not a candidate for reelection in 1814; again judge of the probate court 1815-1819; member, State house of representatives in 1818; died in Bennington, Vt., on November 3, 1819; interment in the Old Bennington Cemetery, Bennington, Vt.

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

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