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James M. Robinson James M. Robinson
Full Name: James M. Robinson
Other surnames: Robins
Date of birth: September 30, 1830
Date of death: August 10, 1918

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 74 Jan 8, 1889 - Jan 13, 1891 21st (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Red Rock / Bastrop   Bastrop
H 74 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 11, 1887 19th (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)   Democrat Bastrop / Bastrop   Bastrop
H 74 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (9) (10) (11)   Unaffiliated Red Rock / Bastrop   Bastrop
(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) J.M. Robinson, Red Rock. Names and Address of Representatives in the Legislature. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
(3) Roster of Representatives of the 21st Legislature, "Twenty-First Legislature: Members of the House, Address, Occupation and Politics," Galveston Daily News, 1/5/1889, p. 2, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(4) Postoffice, Bastrop. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(5) J.M. Robinson, Bastrop County. House Journal.
(6) Bastrop, Bastrop County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(7) Post office Bastrop. Rules of Order of the House of Representatives of the Nineteenth Legislature, 1885.
(8) Home county, Bastrop. Texas House of Representatives: a Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.
(9) "The complete returns of this county are as follows: . . . Robinson, Independent Democrat, has 96 majority over Kerr, Independent Republican," 11/11/1882, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(10) Red Rock, Bastrop County, Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
(11) Roster lists party as Independent; biography lists party as Independent Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
  • Biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
  • Biographical sketch, J.M. Robins of Red Rock, Bastrop County, p. 265. Born 1830 in Alabama. Elected to House as an Independent Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
  • Other Resources
  • J.M. Robinson, farmer, age 58 in 1889, born in Alabama, Democrat in 21st Legislature, Independent in 18th Legislature. Card File.
  • James M. Robinson, birth date 9/30/1830, death date 8/10/1918, interment in High Grove Cemetery, Bastrop County. Find a Grave.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. James M. Robinson, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. James M. Robinson, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. James M. Robinson, 21st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 18th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, east wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 19th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, west wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 21st session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, west wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    21st R.S. - 1889
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Representation and Apportionment (Chair) 
    19th R.S. - 1885
    Contingent Expenses  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Revenue and Taxation  
    18th R.S. - 1883
    Contingent Expenses  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
     

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