Judge James Edgar Robinson

Judge James Edgar Robinson

Marysville, Union County, Ohio, USA
Death 27 Jan 1932 (aged 63)
Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
Burial Marysville, Union County, Ohio, USA
Plot Sec C
Memorial ID 31664661 · View Source
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Judge. Born in Union County, Ohio to John W. and Sarah Coe Robinson. He attended Ohio Wesleyan University from 1886 to 1889.

James studied law with his uncle, and after taking a course of law at Ohio State University from 1892 to 1893, he was admitted to the Ohio bar in 1893. James opened a law office in Richwood, where he practiced for six years, later moving his practice to Marysville.

At the turn of the century he was elected prosecuting attorney of Union County, he served in this capacity for six years. James continued the practice of law until 1915, when Governor Willis appointed him an appellate judge in the Court of Appeals. In the 1916 election he was defeated in the Democratic landslide.

In 1919 he was elected to the Supreme Court of Ohio. He was elected to a second term in 1925, and a third in 1930. In the cases involving the right to a referendum upon the federal amendment extending the right of suffrage to women, he was the only member of the Court holding that the provisions of the federal constitution denied to the state a right to hold a referendum approving such amendment, and was upheld in his position by the U.S. Supreme Court.

He had a record of never being reversed by the U.S. Supreme Court in any cases carried there after being ruled on by the Supreme Court of Ohio. James married Lula D. Flickinger on May 31, 1895 and they had four children. James died while still in office after a short illness. He was 63 years old.

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