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Birth Date:August 26, 1872
Astrology Sign:Virgo
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Died Date:July 14, 1937

Occupation:US Politician

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Joseph Robinson

Biography:Joseph Robinson (August 26, 1872 - July 14, 1937) was a Democratic United States Senator, Senate Majority Leader, member of the United States House of Representatives, Governor of Arkansas, and U.S. Vice Presidential candidate.

Born in Lonoke, Arkansas, Robinson attended the University of Arkansas and studied law at the University of Virginia.

In 1894 Robinson was elected to the Arkansas Legislature and served one term. Robinson was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1902 and served until 1913.

In 1913 he became Governor of Arkansas and resigned his Congressional seat. Twelve days after becoming governor, Robinson was chosen to become a United States Senator, replacing Senator Jefferson Davis after his death. He resigned his position as governor in March of 1913. Robinson was the last Senator chosen by a state legislature rather than direct election.

Though he only served for a short time as governor, his administration focused on providing funds to complete the new state capitol building, creating a labor statistics board, adopting an official state flag, and working to create a highway commission.

Robinson was reelected four times to the Senate. He was selected to be Senate Minority Leader in 1922, Majority Leader in 1933 and held that position until his death. Robinson was a leading spokesman for President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal legislation and his court-packing plan in 1937. Robinson's death effectively killed off the Roosevelt Administration's proposal to reshape the United States Supreme Court. Robinson was the first Democrat to serve as United States Senate Majority Leader in history.

Robinson was an unsuccessful candidate for United States Vice President on the Democratic ticket in 1928 as the running mate of Alfred E. Smith (see: U.S. presidential election, 1928).

Senator Joseph Taylor Robinson died in Washington, D.C.. He is buried at the Roselawn Cemetery in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Robinson is the namesake of Camp Joseph T. Robinson, Arkansas' primary National Guard base; Robinson Center in downtown Little Rock; and elementary, middle and high schools on the northwestern edge of Little Rock. Robinson's face appears on the front of the United States half dollar produced for the 1936 Arkansas Centennial; he was one of only four living men to appear on a U.S. coin.

Preceded by: George Washington Donaghey Governor of Arkansas 1913 Succeeded by: William Kavanaugh Oldham Preceded by: William M. Kavanaugh U.S. Senator (Class 2) from Arkansas 1913 - 1937 Succeeded by: John E. Miller Preceded by: Charles W. Bryan Democratic Party Vice Presidential candidate 1928 (lost) Succeeded by: John Nance Garner Preceded by: Oscar W. Underwood Senate Minority Leader 1923 - 1933 Succeeded by: Charles L. McNary Preceded by: James E. Watson Senate Majority Leader 1933 - 1937 Succeeded by: Alben Barkley United States Senate Majority Leaders Curtis • Watson • Robinson • Barkley • White • Lucas • McFarland • Taft • Knowland • Johnson • Mansfield • Byrd • Baker • Dole • Byrd • Mitchell • Dole • Lott • Daschle • Lott • Daschle • Frist United States Democratic Party Vice Presidential Nominees Calhoun • Van Buren • R Johnson • Dallas • Butler • King • Breckinridge • H Johnson/Lane(SD), Pendleton • Blair • Brown •

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Birthday: August 26, 1872

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

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Birthday: August 26, 2017

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