James Robinson

Politician

1852 – 1932

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Who was James Robinson?

James Robinson was a Canadian politician.

Born in Derby, New Brunswick of parents who came from Scotland, Robinson was educated in Derby. A merchant and lumberman, he was a manager of the South-West Miramichi Boom & Lumber Company. He was also a director of the Newcastle Miramichi Spool Factory, Limited. He was a county councillor and warden of the country. He was a Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick from January 1890 until January 1896 when he resigned to run for the Canadian House of Commons. He was elected in an 1896 by-election for the electoral district of Northumberland when the current MP, Michael Adams, was summoned to the Senate of Canada. A Conservative, he was re-elected in the 1896 and 1900 elections. He was defeated in the 1904 election.

In 1877, he married Grace Macdonald.

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Born
Mar 6, 1852
Derby, New Brunswick
Nationality
  • Canada
Died
Oct 16, 1932
Newcastle

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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