Biography of John H. Robinson
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Robinson, John H., Madrid, was born in Huntingdon, Quebec, August 10, 1841. The boyhood of our subject was spent in the town of his birth. He was educated in the common schools and Huntingdon Academy. At seventeen years of age he entered the store of William Hogle at Fort Covington, where he was employed as clerk for four years and in the spring of 1862 he came to Madrid, where he was employed as a clerk in the generalstore of L. A & O. C, Robinson. In the spring of 1863 he bought the store and after conducting it one year alone was joined by O. C. Robinson and the firm of O. C. & J. H. Robinson existed until April 1, 1876, when the former withdrew and J. H. Robinson has since continued it alone. He now conducts a general store, carrying a complete line of dry goods, carpets and house furnishing goods. Mr. Robinson is also a partner in the firm of Robinson & Hepburn, coal dealers, with yards at Madrid station. He has always taken an active interest in politics and is a staunch Republican. In 1874 he was elected supervisor, serving for seven consecutive terms, and declined a renomination. As the chief officer of his town Mr. Robinson won distinction as a good manager and served with satisfaction to his constituents and honor and credit to himself. He was a candidate for county clerk in 1879, and went into the Republican county convention with thirty five delegates, but was defeated by a combination of the opposing candidates. Not satisfied with the result of the Republican Assembly Convention of 1882 he entered the field as an independent Republican candidate for the assembly, receiving 1,490 votes as against 2,280 cast for the regular Republican nominee. He has served as delegate to numerous district and county conventions, hut has now retired from active political work. Mr. Robinson married in 1871, Laura, daughter of Robert Pierce, of Potsdam, and they have one daughter, Mary J. Robinson, a student of Keble School, Syracuse.

Our County and it's people
A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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