J. W. Robinson

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J. W. Robinson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Utah's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1947
Preceded by Frederick C. Loofbourow
Succeeded by William A. Dawson
Personal details
Born (1878-01-19)January 19, 1878
Coalville, Utah
Died December 2, 1964(1964-12-02) (aged 86)
Coalville, Utah
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Brigham Young University
Profession Lawyer

James William Robinson (January 19, 1878 - December 2, 1964) was a U.S. Representative from Utah.

Born in Coalville, Utah, Robinson attended public schools. He graduated from Brigham Young University and from the law school of the University of Chicago in 1912. He was admitted as member of the bar of the State of Utah in 1912 and practiced law in Provo County, Utah from 1912 to 1933.

Robinson served as County attorney of Utah County from 1918 to 1921 and was Democratic candidate for attorney general of Utah in 1924. He served as member of the board of regents of the University of Utah from 1925 to 1935.

Robinson was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1947). He served as chairman of the Committee on Public Lands (Seventy-sixth and Seventy-seventh Congresses), Committee on Roads (Seventy-eighth and Seventy-ninth Congresses).

He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress. He served as director of grazing in the Office of Land Management, Interior Department, Washington, D.C., from January 3, 1947, to January 31, 1949. He then returned to Salt Lake City, Utah.

Robinson died in Escondido, California, December 2, 1964 and is buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo.

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