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John Staniford Robinson
Birth: Nov. 4, 1804
Bennington
Bennington County
Vermont, USA
Death: Apr. 25, 1860
Charleston
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA

Grandson of Governor and US Senator Moses Robinson. Grandnephew of US Senator Jonathan Robinson. Graduate, Williams College, 1824. Studied law, admitted to bar, 1827. Practicing attorney. Vermont House, 1832-33. Vermont Senate, 1838-39. Political aspirations thwarted by fracturing of Democratic party over slavery. Married Mrs. Julietta Staniford Robinson, widow of William Robinson, October, 1847. No children. Governor, 1853-54. Selected by Legislature when Robinson as Democratic nominee, Erastus Fairbanks as Whig and a Free Soil candidate all failed to receive Constitutionally required 50 percent of popular vote. Last Democrat elected Governor until 1960, a streak of Republican Governors that lasted more than 100 years. Delegate, Democratic national convention, 1860. Died while attending convention. Death attributed to apoplexy.

 (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
Burial:
Old Bennington Cemetery
Bennington
Bennington County
Vermont, USA
 
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Originally Created by: K
Record added: Oct 05, 2005
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John Staniford Robinson
Added by: Bill McKern
 
John Staniford Robinson
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John Staniford Robinson
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