George R. Robbins

George Robbins Robbins (* September 24, 1808 in Allentown, Monmouth County, New Jersey, † February 22, 1875 in Hamilton Square, New Jersey ) was an American politician. Between 1855 and 1859 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


George Robbins received a good education. After a subsequent study of medicine at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and his 1837 was admitted as a doctor, he started in Falsington (Pennsylvania) to work in this profession. In the same year he moved to Hamilton Square, New Jersey, where he continues to practice as a physician. In the 1850s he began a political career as a member of the short-lived opposition party.

In the congressional elections of 1854 he was in the second electoral district of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Charles Skelton on March 4, 1855. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1859 two legislative sessions. These were determined by the events leading up to the Civil War. It focused mainly on the question of slavery. During his first term changed Robbins founded in 1854 to the Republican Party as their candidate, he was re-elected in 1856.

In 1858, Robbins decided not to re -shows. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he again worked as a doctor. He died on 22 February 1875 in Hamilton Square.