Robert N. Bodine

Robert Nall Bodine (* December 17, 1837 in Paris, Monroe County, Missouri, † March 16, 1914 ) was an American politician. Between 1897 and 1899 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Robert Bodine attended the Paris Academy and then studied until 1859 at the University of Missouri in Columbia. He then worked for some time as a teacher in the schools of his native city of Paris. After studying law and qualifying as a lawyer, he began to practice for his new profession. In the meantime, he was also a prosecutor in Monroe County. Politically Bodine was a member of the Democratic Party. In 1890 he participated in a meeting to revise the State Constitution as a delegate. From 1895 to 1897 he was a delegate in the House of Representatives from Missouri.

In the congressional elections of 1896 Bodine was in the second electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Uriel Sebree Hall on March 4, 1897. Since he was not nominated by his party for re-election in 1898, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1899. In this time of the Spanish-American War was from 1898. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Robert Bodine operated again. Law in his hometown of Paris, where he died on March 16, 1914