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Robinson, Thomas John Bright



  • Existence: 1868-1958


Thomas John Bright Robinson (1868-1958) moved from Wisconsin to Iowa with his parents when he was only two years old. They settled in Hampton, Franklin County, Iowa. He attended public schools and Hampton High School. He was involved in agricultural pursuits for awhile before entering the banking business. Robinson was president of the Citizens National Bank of Hampton from 1907 to 1923. He also took part in community affairs, he was a member of both the city council and the board of education. He was also active in the Methodist Church and was a delegate to many conferences here and abroad.   Robinson was elected as a Republican to the state senate and served from 1913 to 1917. He was also a delegate to numerous Republican state conventions. During World War I, Robinson was the chairman of Franklin County's war activities. In 1923, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. He was a five term Congressman, losing his bid for re-election in 1932. Robinson was in the real estate and investment business from 1933 until his death in 1958.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Thomas John Bright Robinson Papers

Identifier: MsC0375

President of the Citizens National Bank of Hampton, Iowa, U.S. Representative, real estate and investment business. Correspondence, bank record book, and campaign materials documenting his career.

Dates: 1905-1957