Robert K. Corbin

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Robert Corbin
21st Attorney General of Arizona
In office
January 1979 – January 1991
GovernorBruce Babbitt
Preceded byJack LaSota
Succeeded byGrant Woods
Personal details
Born (1928-11-17) November 17, 1928 (age 94)
Worthington, Indiana, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
SpouseLori Klein Corbin
Alma materIndiana University
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Navy
Years of service1946

Robert K. Corbin (born November 17, 1928) is an American lawyer and politician from the state of Arizona who formerly served as Attorney General of Arizona. He later served as president of the National Rifle Association of America from 1992 until 1993.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Corbin grew was born in Worthington, Indiana and is married to Republican National Committee woman Lori Klein Corbin.[2] Robert Corbin previously married Helen Corbin in 1959. She died January 29, 2008. She was born January 29, 1931, in Pennsylvania. They had three daughters: Deborah, Lori and Kathy.

After completing high school Bob joined the United States Navy in 1946.


Corbin started working as a Maricopa Deputy County Attorney in 1958. He was elected Maricopa County Attorney in 1964 and served one term. He was elected to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors in 1972, and Attorney General in November 1978 and served until his retirement in January 1991, holding that office longer than any other elected official.

Attorney General[edit]

Corbin prosecuted Republican Governor Evan Mecham for misusing campaign contributions. Charges were dismissed after Mecham was impeached.[3] In 1987, Corbin indicted former congressman Sam Steiger for extorting a member of the parole board. Steiger was convicted but it was overturned on appeal.[1]


  1. ^ a b Dean, Paul (May 18, 1994). "The Straight Shooter : Retiring NRA Chief Bob Corbin Led as He Lives: No Compromises and Never Surrender". Archived from the original on November 28, 2015 – via LA Times.
  2. ^ "National Committeewoman Lori Klein Corbin – GOP". Archived from the original on November 27, 2016.
  3. ^ Robert Lindsay (January 12, 1988). "Mecham Seems Contrite in a Speech". New York Times. Phoenix, Arizona. Archived from the original on May 25, 2015. Retrieved June 20, 2023.

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National Rifle Association of America
Preceded by President of the NRA
Succeeded by