George R. Robbins

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George Robbins Robbins
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1859
Preceded by Charles Skelton
Succeeded by John L.N. Stratton
Personal details
Born (1808-09-24)September 24, 1808
Allentown, New Jersey
Died February 22, 1875(1875-02-22) (aged 66)
Hamilton Square, New Jersey
Political party Opposition Party (1st term)
Republican (2nd term)
Profession politician

George Robbins Robbins (September 24, 1808 – February 22, 1875) was an American Opposition Party/Republican Party politician who represented New Jersey's 2nd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1855 to 1859.

Robbins was born in Allentown, New Jersey on September 24, 1808. He received a good literary education, and was graduated from the Jefferson Medical College at Philadelphia in 1837, and commenced the practice of medicine in Fallsington, Pennsylvania (Bucks County, Pennsylvania). He moved to Hamilton Square, New Jersey (in Hamilton Township, Mercer County, New Jersey) the same year and continued the practice of medicine.

Robbins was elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress and reelected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress, serving in office from March 4, 1855 to March 3, 1859, but was not a candidate for renomination in 1858 to the Thirty-sixth Congress.

After leaving Congress, he resumed the practice of his profession. He died in Hamilton Square on February 22, 1875, and was interred in the Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles Skelton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 2nd congressional district

March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1859
Succeeded by
John L.N. Stratton