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Thomas John Bright ROBINSON

(1868-1958)

ROBINSON, Thomas John Bright, a Representative from Iowa; born in New Diggings, Lafayette County, Wis., August 12, 1868; moved with his parents to Hampton, Iowa, in 1870; attended the public schools and the Hampton High School; engaged in agricultural pursuits; president of the Citizens National Bank of Hampton 1907-1923; member of the Hampton Board of Education and board of trustees of Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa; member of the State senate 1912-1916; delegate to many Republican State conventions; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1923-March 3, 1933); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress; engaged in the real estate and investment business; died in Hampton, Iowa, January 27, 1958; interment in Hampton Cemetery.

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

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