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 James Carroll Robinson

James Carroll Robinson

Birth
Edgar County, Illinois, USA
Death 3 Nov 1886 (aged 63)
Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Burial Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Plot Section 14 Lot 89E1/2
Memorial ID 21279 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. He served, as corporal, in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War. He had limited formal education as a child, but after the war, he attended law school, admitted to the bar in 1850, and practiced in Marshall, Illinois. As a Democrat, he was elected to the Thirty-sixth, Thirty-seventh, and Thirty-eighth United States Congresses serving from March 4, 1859 to March 3, 1865. He served as a chairman of the Committee on Mileage in his last two terms. He did not seek re-election in 1864, but ran unsuccessfully as a candidate for the Governor of Illinois against Republican Richard James Oglesby. After the election, he continued his practice of law in Marshall; he relocated the practice to Springfield in 1869. He was elected to the Forty-second and Forty-third United States Congresses serving from March 4, 1871 to March 3, 1875. He did not seek re-election in 1874, but retired to his law practice. He served in Congress for a total of ten years. Just before his death in 1886, he was appointed to the Illinois Board of Livestock Commissioners.

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  • Added: 13 Apr 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21279
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Carroll Robinson (19 Aug 1823–3 Nov 1886), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21279, citing Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .