James Wallace Robinson

James Wallace Robinson ( * November 26, 1826 in Union County, Ohio, † June 28, 1898 in Marysville, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1873 and 1875 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


James Robinson attended the public schools of his home and the Maryville Academy. In 1848 he graduated from Jefferson College in Canonsburg (Pennsylvania). After a subsequent law studies at the Cincinnati Law School and was admitted as an attorney of his 1851 he started in London ( Ohio) to work in this profession. In addition, he was elected twice to the prosecutor in Union County. In 1855 he moved to Marysville. Politically, he joined the Republican Party, founded in 1854. From 1860 to 1862, and again in 1864 he was a deputy in the House of Representatives from Ohio.

In the congressional elections of 1872 Robinson was the ninth election district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Charles Foster on March 4, 1873. Since he has not been confirmed in 1874, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1875. After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Robinson practiced as a lawyer again. He died on June 28, 1898 in Marysville, where he was also buried.