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John McCracken Robinson

John McCracken Robinson
United States Senator
from Illinois
In office
December 11, 1830 – March 4, 1841
Preceded by David J. Baker
Succeeded by Samuel McRoberts
Personal details
Born (1794-04-10)April 10, 1794
Kentucky
Died April 25, 1843(1843-04-25) (aged 49)
Ottawa, Illinois
Political party Democratic

John McCracken Robinson (April 10, 1794 – April 25, 1843) was a United States Senator from Illinois.

Born near Transylvania University at Lexington. He studied law, and was admitted to the bar and began practice in Carmi, Illinois in 1818. He was a judge of the Illinois Supreme Court, and served as a general in the State militia. He was elected in 1830 as a Jacksonian (later a Democrat) to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John McLean. He was reelected in 1835 and served from December 11, 1830, to March 3, 1841, and was not a candidate for reelection. While in the Senate, he was chairman of the Committee on Engrossed Bills (Twenty-second Congress) and a member of the Committees on Militia (Twenty-second through Twenty-fourth Congresses) and Post Office and Post Roads (Twenty-fourth through Twenty-sixth Congresses).

Robinson's house in Carmi


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