HON. A. HEATON ROBERTSON, NEW HAVEN: Judge of Probate.
Judge Robertson comes of one of the old families of New Haven, where he was born September 25, 185o. He prepared
for college at the Hopkins Grammar School, graduated from Yale College in 1872, and in 1874 from the Columbia Law
School. He was an aide upon Governor Ingersoll's staff with rank of colonel in 1873, '74, and and '76. From 1877
to 1881 he was an alderman from the Sixth Ward of New Haven. For a time he was at the head of the important lamp
department. In 1880 he was the junior, and in 1882 the senior, representative from New Haven in the legislature.
In Inc) he was a member of the committee on railroads and on contested elections, and in 1882 of the committee
on the judiciary and the Governor Buckingham statue. He was senator from the Eighth District in 1885 and 1886,
serving both years on the committee on roads and bridges and contingent expenses. He was elected judge of probate
of the New Haven district in 1886, reelected in 1888, and again in 1890 the last time receiving the nomination
from both the great political parties His business connections are as director with the New Haven & Northampton
Railroad Company, Southern New England Telephone Company, Cooperative Loan and Trust Association, and Young Men's
Institute. He is a member and vestryman of Trinity Protestant Episcopal Church of New Haven; a democrat; and belongs
to the Knights of Honor.
Judge Robertson is the eldest son of Hon. John B. Robertson, ex mayor of New Haven, who is the grandson of Alexander
Robertson, an officer of Marion's Brigade of South Carolina. He is a grandson of Abram Heaton of New Haven on his
mother's side, who was a descendant of a brother of Theophilus Eaton. Judge Robertson married Miss Graziella Ridgeway
of Philadelphia, Penn., and they have two children: Heaton Ridgeway and Mabel Harriet Joy Robertson.
Judge Robertson has been constant and successful in the practice of his profession, and has a high standing before
the bar of New Haven county and the state.
Illustrated Popular Biography
Compiled and Published by J. A. Spalding
Press of the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co.
Hartford, Conn. 1891
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