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Charles Raymond Robertson (September 5, 1887 – February 18, 1951) was a U.S. Republican politician.

Robertson was born to Scottish immigrants on a farm in Arlington, Wisconsin[1][2] and attended Poynette High School.[2] He attended Parker College in Winnebago, Minnesota, where he studied commerce,[2] and he moved to Mandan, North Dakota in 1917.[1] He was elected as a Republican to the United States House of Representatives from North Dakota and served from January 3, 1941 to January 3, 1943. He failed to be renominated to the House in 1942. He was elected to the House in 1944 and again in 1946 and served from January 3, 1945 to January 3, 1949.[1] He died of a heart attack in Bismarck, North Dakota.[2][3]

LegacyEdit

The Robertson Lignite Research Laboratory in Grand Forks, North Dakota was named after Robertson in 1951.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Charles R. Robertson Dies Here. Was Member of Congress Three Terms (continued)". The Bismarck Tribune. February 19, 1951. p. 3. Retrieved September 16, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.  
  2. ^ a b c d "Served 3 Terms During His Colorful Political Career". Steele County Press. March 8, 1951. p. 6. Retrieved September 19, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.  
  3. ^ "Charles R. Robertson Dies Here. Was Member of Congress Three Terms". The Bismarck Tribune. February 19, 1951. p. 1. Retrieved September 16, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.  
  4. ^ "Lignite Lab to Open". St. Cloud Times. July 26, 1951. p. 20. Retrieved September 18, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.  

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