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John Marshall ROBSION, Jr.

(1904-1990)

ROBSION, John Marshall, Jr., (son of John Marshall Robsion), a Representative from Kentucky; born in Barbourville, Knox County, Ky., August 28, 1904; graduated from Union College Academy, Barbourville, Ky., in 1919; George Washington University, Washington, D.C., J.D., 1926; attended Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., and the National War College; congressional secretary 1919-1928; was admitted to the bar in 1926; settled in Louisville, Ky., in 1928; chief of law division, United States Bureau of Pensions, 1929-1935; returned to Louisville and engaged in the practice of law; served in the United States Army 1942-1946 with overseas service in Africa, Italy, and Austria; served as special circuit judge in Kentucky by appointment of both political parties 1946-1952; general counsel of Kentucky Republicans 1938-1942; delegate, Republican National Conventions, 1952, 1956, and 1960; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-third, Eighty-fourth, and Eighty-fifth Congresses (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1959); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1958 to the Eighty-sixth Congress; unsuccessful gubernatorial candidate in 1959; trustee for the Kentucky Jockey Club and engaged in the practice of law; was a resident of Louisville, Ky., and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., until his death in Fort Lauderdale on February 14, 1990.

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

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