Robin Tallon

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Robin Tallon
Congressman Robin Tallon.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 6th district
In office
January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1993
Preceded by John L. Napier
Succeeded by Jim Clyburn
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from the 62nd District
In office
Preceded by Hicks Harwell
Succeeded by Frank Gilbert
Personal details
Born Robert Mooneyhan Tallon, Jr.
(1946-08-08) August 8, 1946 (age 70)
Hemingway, South Carolina
Political party Democratic
Residence Florence, South Carolina
Alma mater American University (B.A.)
University of South Carolina
Profession businessman, real estate broker

Robert Mooneyhan "Robin" Tallon, Jr. (born August 8, 1946) is a former United States Representative from South Carolina. Tallon served in the House as a Democrat.

Born in Hemingway, South Carolina, Tallon graduated from Dillon High School (Dillon, South Carolina) in 1964 and then attended University of South Carolina. He received his JD from American University in 1994. Tallon was the owner of a chain of retail clothing stores in the Carolinas and Georgia and real estate broker and developer before entering politics. He was a delegate of the White House Conference on Small Business in 1980.

Tallon was a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1980 to 1982. He was elected as a Democrat to the 98th United States Congress and to the four succeeding Congresses, serving from January 3, 1983 to January 3, 1993. He was a member of the Agricultural Committee, the Merchant Marine & Fisheries Committee and was Chairman of the Tourism Caucus.

After South Carolina's 6th congressional district was redefined by the legislature following the 1990 census and became a majority-minority district, Tallon chose not to run in 1992 for renomination as a candidate to the 103rd United States Congress. He is a principal in the government affairs and public relations firm, Jenkins Hill Consulting, in Washington, DC and serves on the Board of Trustees of The Medical University of South Carolina. Tallon is a member of the ReFormers Caucus of Issue One.[1] He is a resident of Florence, South Carolina and Washington, DC.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Light Napier
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by
Jim Clyburn
  1. ^ "ReFormers Caucus". Issue One. Retrieved 2017-06-02.