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Encyclopedia > John M. Robsion

John Marshall Robsion (January 2, 1873 - February 17, 1948), a Republican, represented Kentucky in both the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. State nickname: Bluegrass State Official languages English Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Governor Ernie Fletcher (R) Senators Mitch McConnell (R) Jim Bunning (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 37th 104,749 km² 1. ... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... The United States House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States. ...


Robsion was born in Bracken County, Kentucky. He attended National Northern University in Ada, Ohio, and Holbrook College in Knoxville, Tennessee. He graduated from the National Normal University in Lebanon, Ohio. He then earned a law degree from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky in 1900. Centre College is an accredited, private, four-year liberal arts college located in Danville, Kentucky, USA, a community of about 15,000 located in Boyle County, approximately 35 miles (56. ... Danville is a city located in Boyle County, Kentucky. ...


Robsion taught public schools for several years and at Union College in Barbourville, Kentucky. He also practiced law in Barbourville and was the president of the First National Bank of Barbourville. There are also Union Colleges in Schenectady, New York and Lincoln, Nebraska and a Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. ... Barbourville is a city located in Knox County, Kentucky. ...


Robsion was elected to the United States House of Representatives as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth and to the five succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1919, until January 10, 1930, when he resigned to serve in the United States Senate. He served as chairman of the Committee on Mines and Mining (Sixty-eighth through Seventy-first Congresses). The United States House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States. ... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ...


He was appointed on January 9, 1930, as a Republican to the Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Frederick M. Sackett and he served in the Senate from January 11, 1930, to November 30, 1930. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the same seat in 1930. After leaving the Senate, Robsion resumed the practice of law and was elected to the United States House of Representatives Seventy-fourth and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1935, until his death in Barbourville, Ky., February 17, 1948. He is buried in Barbourville Cemetery. The United States House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States. ...

Preceded by:
Caleb Powers
United States Representative, Kentucky 11th District
March 4, 1919–January 10, 1930
Succeeded by:
Charles Finley
Preceded by:
Fred M. Vinson
United States Representative, Kentucky 9th District
January 3, 1935–February 17, 1948
Succeeded by:
William Lewis
Preceded by:
Frederic M. Sackett
United States Senator (Class 2) from Kentucky
January 11, 1930–November 30, 1930
Succeeded by:
M. M. Logan

 
 

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