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James Carroll Robinson
Birth: Aug. 19, 1823
Edgar County
Illinois, USA
Death: Nov. 3, 1886
Springfield
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA

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. (bio by: Linda Davis) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Judeah Walker Robinson (1820 - 1892)*
 
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Cause of death: Congestion of the brain
 
Burial:
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Springfield
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Section 14 Lot 89E1/2
 
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Record added: Apr 13, 2001
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James Carroll Robinson
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