Tommy F. Robinson

Tommy Franklin Robinson ( born March 7, 1942 in Little Rock, Arkansas) is an American politician. Between 1985 and 1991 he represented the second electoral district of the state of Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Tommy Robinson attended Little Rock High School and studied at the University of Little Rock. Between 1959 and 1963 he worked for the U.S. Navy. He then began a career in the police and security services. From 1963 to 1971 he worked as a police officer in Little Rock. Until 1974 he was a federal police officer with the United States Marshals Service. Between 1974 and 1975 he was head of security of the medical faculty at the University of Arkansas. Later he was chief of police in Jacksonville, Security Officer of the State Arkansas, and from 1980 to 1984 head of the police in Pulaski County.

Robinson was first a member of the Democratic Party. As their candidate, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington in 1984, where he became the successor of Ed Bethune on January 3, 1985. After two re- elections he could implement his mandate in Congress until January 3, 1991. On 28 July 1989, he changed his party affiliation and became a member of the Republican Party.

In 1990, he did not campaign for the Congress. Instead, he applied in his new party unsuccessfully for the nomination for the gubernatorial elections. In 2002, he ran unsuccessfully for also a return to the Congress.