ROBINSON, Arthur Raymond (1881-1961)

ROBINSON, ARTHUR RAYMOND, a Senator from Indiana; born in Pickerington, Fairfield County, Ohio, on March 12, 1881; attended the common schools; graduated from the Ohio Northern University at Ada in 1901, the Indiana Law School at Indianapolis in 1910, and the University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill., in 1913; admitted to the bar in 1910 and commenced practice in Indianapolis, Ind.; member, State senate 1914-1918, and was the Republican floor leader during the entire period; during the First World War served in the army as a first lieutenant, captain, and major; served in France in the Army of Occupation; resumed the practice of law; judge of Marion County Superior Court 1921-1922; resumed the practice of law in Indianapolis, Ind., in 1922; appointed on October 20, 1925, as a Republican to the United States Senate and subsequently elected on November 2, 1926, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Samuel M. Ralston; reelected in 1928, and served from October 20, 1925, to January 3, 1935; was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1934; chairman, Committee on Pensions (Seventieth through Seventy-second Congresses); practiced law in Indianapolis, Ind., until his death there March 17, 1961; interment in Washington Park Cemetery East.

Indiana Historical Society
Indianapolis, IN
Papers: 1925-1930. 3 letters.

Indiana State Library
Indianapolis, IN
Papers: Correspondence in Edward J. Hecker papers, 1892-1945; and Raymond E. Willis papers, 1936-1950 (bulk 1938-1947).
Oral History: Mentioned in 1 interview.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: Correspondence in Ernest Irving Lewis papers, 1897-1944. Finding aid.

  • Bowers, Robert E. "Senator Arthur Robinson of Indiana Vindicated: William Bullitt's Secret Mission to Europe.'' Indiana Magazine of History 61 (September 1965): 189-204.
  • Robinson, Arthur Raymond. Memory and the Executive Mind. Chicago: M.A. Donahue & Co., 1912.