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ROBSION, John Marshall (1873-1948)

ROBSION, JOHN MARSHALL, (father of John Marshall Robsion, Jr.), a Representative and a Senator from Kentucky; born near Berlin, Bracken County, Ky., January 2, 1873; attended the common schools, the National Northern University in Ada, Ohio, and Holbrook College in Knoxville, Tenn.; graduated from the National Normal University, Lebanon, Ohio, and from the law department of Centre College, Danville, Ky., in 1900; taught in the public schools of Kentucky for several years and in Union College, Barbourville, Ky.; admitted to the bar in 1898 and commenced practice at Barbourville, Ky., president of the First National Bank of Barbourville, Ky.; elected 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 as United States Senator; chairman, Committee on Mines and Mining (Sixty-eighth through Seventy-first Congresses); appointed on January 9, 1930, as a Republican to the Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Frederick M. Sackett and served from January 11, 1930, to November 30, 1930; unsuccessful candidate for election to the vacancy and also for the full term in 1930; resumed the practice of law; elected to the Seventy-fourth and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1935, until his death in Barbourville, Ky., February 17, 1948; interment in Barbourville Cemetery.

University of Kentucky Libraries
Special Collections and Archives
Lexington, KY
Papers: 9 items (1924-1945) in various collections.

Western Kentucky University Library
Special Collections
Bowling Green, KY
Papers: 1947. 2 letters.

  • U.S. Congress. Memorial Services. 80th Cong., 2d sess., 1948. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1950.