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Howard Winfield ROBISON

(1915-1987)

ROBISON, Howard Winfield, a Representative from New York; born in Owego, Tioga County, N.Y., October 30, 1915; attended the public schools of Owego, N.Y.; graduated from Cornell University in 1937 and from the law school of the same university in 1939; was admitted to the bar in 1939 and commenced the practice of law in Owego, N.Y.; served in the United States Army Counter Intelligence Corps 1942-1946; county attorney of Tioga County from 1946 until elected to Congress; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-fifth Congress, by special election, January 14, 1958, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of W. Sterling Cole; reelected to the eight succeeding Congresses and served from January 14, 1958, to January 3, 1975; was not a candidate for reelection in 1974 to the Ninety-fourth Congress; vice president for congressional relations, American Railroad Association, 1975-1987; was a resident of Rehoboth Beach, Del., until his death there on September 26, 1987; interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Owego, N.Y.

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

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