James N. Robertson

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James N. Robertson
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the Delaware County district
In office
Personal details
BornMay 24, 1913
Darby, Pennsylvania
DiedOctober 3, 1990
West Chester, Pennsylvania
Political partyRepublican

James N. Robertson (May 24, 1913 – October 3, 1990) was an American politician from Pennsylvania who served as a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for Delaware County from 1949 to 1952.

Early life and education[edit]

Robertson was born in Darby, Pennsylvania and graduated from Darby High School in 1928 and Mercersburg Academy in 1931. He received a B.A. from Princeton University in 1935 and a LL.B from University of Pennsylvania in 1938. After graduation, he was accepted into the Delaware County Bar Association and began the practice of law in Media, Pennsylvania.[1]

Military service[edit]

Robertson was commissioned a reserve officer in the Field Artillery branch of the United States Army. He served in Europe during World War II as a general staff officer in intelligence for the 65th Infantry Division. He received the Bronze Star Medal for valor, the French Croix de Guerre and the Russian Guard Medal.

In 1965, Robertson achieved the rank of Brigadier general in the Pennsylvania National Guard.[1]


Robertson was elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for Delaware County and served from 1949 to 1952.[2][3] He was not a candidate for reelection for the 1953 term.[4]

He served as the recorder of deeds for Delaware County from 1980 to 1984 and as secretary treasurer of the Delaware County Industrial Development Authority at the time of his death.

Robertson died in West Chester, Pennsylvania[1] and is interred at the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Robertson was married to Jane Neumann Robertson and together they had two children.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "James N. Robertson '35". www.paw.princeton.edu. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Pennsylvania House of Representative - 1949-1950" (PDF). www.staffweb.wilkes.edu. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Pennsylvania House of Representatives - 1951-1952" (PDF). www.staffweb.wilkes.edu. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  4. ^ "JAMES N. ROBERTSON". www.legis.state.pa.us. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  5. ^ "BG James N Robertson". www.findagrave.com. Retrieved 23 November 2018.