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Arthur Raymond Robinson

Arthur Raymond Robinson (March 12, 1881 – March 17, 1961) was a United States Senator from Indiana.

Arthur Raymond Robinson
Arthur Raymond Robinson circa 1920.jpg
United States Senator
from Indiana
In office
October 20, 1925 – January 3, 1935
Preceded bySamuel M. Ralston
Succeeded bySherman Minton
Member of the Indiana Senate
In office
Personal details
BornMarch 12, 1881
Pickerington, Ohio
DiedMarch 17, 1961 (aged 80)
Political partyRepublican
Alma materOhio Northern University, Indiana Law School, University of Chicago
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
Battles/warsWorld War I

Early lifeEdit

Born in Pickerington, Ohio, Robinson attended the common schools, graduated from the Ohio Northern University in 1901 (B. Comm. Sci.), the Indiana Law School (now Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law) in Indianapolis in 1910 (LL.B.), and the University of Chicago in 1913 (B.Ph.). He was admitted to the bar in 1910 and commenced practice in Indianapolis.


Robinson was a member of the Indiana Senate from 1914 to 1918, and was the Republican floor leader during the entire period. During the First World War he served in the U.S. Army as a first lieutenant, captain, and major, and served in France in the Army of Occupation. He resumed the practice of law and was judge of Marion County Superior Court in 1921-1922. He resumed the practice of law in Indianapolis, in 1922 and was appointed on October 20, 1925 to the U.S. Senate by Governor Edward L. Jackson and subsequently elected on November 2, 1926, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Samuel M. Ralston. He was reelected in 1928, and served from October 20, 1925, to January 3, 1935; in 1934 he was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection. While in the Senate he was chairman of the Committee on Pensions (Seventieth through Seventy-second Congresses).

Private lifeEdit

As a Freemason, Robinson was a member of Indianapolis' Capital City Lodge 312 where he served as Master in 1916. He was coroneted a 33° Scottish Rite Mason in the Valley of Indianapolis in 1924, and served on the Supreme Council of DeMolay between 1925-27. He remained a Mason until his death in 1961, and his grave bears a 33° symbol.[1]


Robinson practiced law in Indianapolis until his death there in 1961; interment was in Washington Park Cemetery East.


  1. ^ Denslow, William, '10,000 Famous Freemasons'

External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "Arthur Raymond Robinson (id: R000332)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on 2008-03-18
  • "Arthur Raymond Robinson". Find a Grave. Retrieved 2008-03-18.
U.S. Senate
Preceded by
Samuel M. Ralston
U.S. Senator (Class 1) from Indiana
October 20, 1925 – January 3, 1935
Served alongside: James Eli Watson
Frederick Van Nuys
Succeeded by
Sherman Minton