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Orville ROBINSON

(1801-1882)

ROBINSON, Orville, a Representative from New York; born in Richfield, Oswego County, N.Y., October 28, 1801; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1827 and commenced practice in Mexico, N.Y.; justice of the peace of Mexico, N.Y., in 1828; town clerk in 1829; surrogate of Oswego County 1830-1838; member of the State assembly in 1834, 1836, and 1837; district attorney of Oswego County 1841-1843; supervisor of the town of Mexico in 1843; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1845); moved to Oswego, N.Y., in 1847; recorder of Oswego in 1853; again a member of the State assembly in 1856 and served as speaker; collector of customs for the district of Oswego 1858-1860; died in Oswego, N.Y., December 1, 1882; interment in Riverside Cemetery.

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

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