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George D. Robinson
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Sex:M
Age:62
Birth Date:January 20, 1834
Astrology Sign:Aquarius
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Died Date:February 22, 1896
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Occupation:US Politician

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GEORGE D. ROBINSON
George D. Robinson

Biography:George D. Robinson (born George Washington Robinson) (January 20, 1834-February 22, 1896) was born in Lexington, Massachusetts. He attended Lexington Academy and Hopkins Classical School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and graduated from Harvard University in 1856. He was the principal of Chicopee High School from 1856 to 1865. Robinson studied law for nine years with his brother, and earned a masters degree from Harvard. He was admitted to the bar in Cambridge in 1866 and commenced practice in Chicopee. He was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1874 and served in the Massachusetts Senate in 1876, both times representing Chicopee. He was elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1877, to January 7, 1884, when he resigned, having been elected Governor of Massachusetts. He held this position from 1884 to 1887.

As governor, Robinson's accomplishments included fiscal restraint. Nevertheless, he also proposed successful legislation to extend free public education to every student by requiring that textbooks be provided to each student free of charge. He also created a requirement that corporations pay workers weekly and established the Commonwealth's first State Board of Arbitration to resolve disputes between workers and employers.

Upon leaving office, Robinson resumed the practice of law in Springfield, Massachusetts. It was in this period that he achieved, in 1892, the distinction of serving as Lizzie Borden's defense counsel; for a retainer of $25,000 he was able to secure her acquittal. He remained a prominent lawyer until his death in Chicopee; he is buried in Fairview Cemetery.

Preceded by Benjamin Butler Governor of Massachusetts (1884-1887) Succeeded by Oliver Ames Governors of Massachusetts  Colony  Endicott • Winthrop • T. Dudley • Haynes • Vane • Winthrop • T. Dudley • Bellingham • Winthrop • Endicott • T. Dudley • Winthrop • Endicott • T. Dudley • Endicott • Bellingham • Endicott • Bellingham • Leverett • Bradstreet

 Dominion  J. Dudley • Andros • Bradstreet

 Province  W. Phips • Stoughton • Coote • Stoughton • Governor's Council • J. Dudley • Tailer • Shute • Dummer • Burnet • Dummer • Tailer • Belcher • Shirley • S. Phips • Shirley • S. Phips • Pownall • Hutchinson • Bernard • Hutchinson • Gage

 Commonwealth  Hancock • Cushing • Bowdoin • Hancock • Adams • Sumner • Gill • Governor's Council • Strong • Sullivan • Lincoln, Sr. • Gore • Gerry • Strong • Brooks • Eustis • Morton • Lincoln, Jr. • Davis • Armstrong • Everett • Morton • Davis • Morton • Briggs • Boutwell • Clifford • Washburn • Gardner • Banks • Andrew •


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George D. Robinson's Personality Tarot Card The Wheel of Fortune - Personality Card

Birthday: January 20, 1834

A new chapter is starting; problems are solved through changes in circumstances.

George D. Robinson's Character Tarot Card The Magician - Character Card

Birthday: January 20, 1834

Creative initiative, skill and opportunities for new ventures.


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George D. Robinson's Growth Tarot Card The Chariot

Birthday: January 20, 2011

A struggle or conflict, yet strong potential for triumph over adversity.

 

 

 

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