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James Carroll Robinson

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James Carroll Robinson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 12th district
In office
March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875
Preceded byJohn B. Hay
Succeeded byWilliam McKendree Springer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873
Preceded byShelby Moore Cullom
Succeeded byGreenbury L. Fort
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 11th district
In office
March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1865
Preceded byDistrict created
Succeeded bySamuel S. Marshall
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1863
Preceded byAaron Shaw
Succeeded byJohn R. Eden
Personal details
Born(1823-08-19)August 19, 1823
Paris, Illinois
DiedNovember 3, 1886(1886-11-03) (aged 63)
Springfield, Illinois
Political partyDemocratic

James Carroll Robinson (August 19, 1823 – November 3, 1886) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

Born near Paris, Illinois, Robinson moved to Clark County, Illinois, with his parents in 1825. He received a limited schooling. He engaged in agricultural pursuits. He served as a corporal during the Mexican War. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1850 and commenced practice in Marshall, Illinois.

Robinson was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-sixth, Thirty-seventh, and Thirty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1865). His vote on the  Thirteenth Amendment is recorded as nay. He did not seek renomination in 1864, but was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Illinois. He resumed the practice of law in Marshall. He moved to Sangamon County, Illinois, in 1869 and continued the practice of law in Springfield.

Robinson was elected to the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses (March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1875). He served as chairman of the Committee on Mileage (Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses). He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1874 to the Forty-fourth Congress. He resumed the practice of law. He was appointed a member of the Illinois Board of Livestock Commissioners in 1886. He died in Springfield, Illinois, on November 3, 1886, and was interred in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

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  • United States Congress. "James Carroll Robinson (id: R000336)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Aaron Shaw
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 7th congressional district

Succeeded by
John R. Eden
Preceded by
District created
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 11th congressional district

Succeeded by
Samuel S. Marshall
Preceded by
Shelby M. Cullom
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 8th congressional district

Succeeded by
Greenbury L. Fort
Preceded by
John B. Hay
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 12th congressional district

Succeeded by
William M. Springer
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