Leonidas D. Robinson

Leonidas Dunlap Robinson ( born April 22, 1867 Anson County, North Carolina; † November 7, 1941 in Wadesboro, North Carolina ) was an American politician. Between 1917 and 1921 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Leonidas Robinson attended the public schools of his home. In 1888 he moved to Wadesboro. After a subsequent study of law and was admitted as a lawyer his 1889 he started to work there in his new profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. Between 1888 and 1941 he took part in all the democratic party days at the state level. In the years 1912, 1920 and 1924 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions relevant. From 1890 to 1893 Robinson served as mayor of Wadesboro. In the years 1894 and 1900 he was elected to the House of Representatives from North Carolina. From 1901 to 1910 he was a prosecutor in the 13th Judicial District of the State of; In 1910 he became president of the Bank of Wadesboro.

In the congressional elections of 1916, Robinson was in the seventh constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Robert N. Page on March 4, 1917. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1921 two legislative sessions. These were first determined by the events of the First World War. In the years 1918 and 1919, the 18th and the 19th Amendment to the Constitution were ratified.

1920 renounced Robinson on a new Congress candidacy. In the following years he worked in the banking industry and in agriculture. He died on November 7, 1941 in Wadesboro.