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David Fullerton ROBISON

(1816-1859)

ROBISON, David Fullerton, (nephew of David Fullerton), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Antrim Township, near Greencastle, Franklin County, Pa., May 28, 1816; attended the public schools; taught school; studied law; was admitted to the Franklin County bar in 1843 and commenced practice in Chambersburg, Pa., elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1857); was not a candidate for renomination; continued the practice of law in Chambersburg, Pa., until his death there June 24, 1859, from a disease contracted at a banquet at the National Hotel inWashington, D.C., during the inauguration of President Buchanan; interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle, Franklin County, Pa.

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

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