Howard W. Robison

Howard Winfield Robison (October 30, 1915 – September 26, 1987) was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.

Howard W. Robison
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 27th district
In office
January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1975
Preceded byJohn G. Dow
Succeeded byMatthew F. McHugh
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 33rd district
In office
January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1973
Preceded byClarence E. Kilburn
Succeeded byWilliam F. Walsh
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 37th district
In office
January 14, 1958 – January 3, 1963
Preceded byW. Sterling Cole
Succeeded byHarold C. Ostertag
Personal details
Born(1915-10-30)October 30, 1915
Owego, New York
DiedSeptember 26, 1987(1987-09-26) (aged 71)
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Political partyRepublican

Robison was born in Owego, New York. He graduated from Cornell University in 1937 and received a law degree from Cornell Law School in 1939. He served in the Counter Intelligence Corps of the United States Army from 1942 until 1946. He served as county attorney of Tioga County, New York from 1946 until 1958. He was elected to Congress in 1958 in a special election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of W. Sterling Cole and served from January 14, 1958 until January 3, 1975. Robison voted in favor of the Civil Rights Acts of 1960,[1] 1964,[2] and 1968,[3] as well as the 24th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.[4][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "HR 8601. PASSAGE".
  2. ^ "H.R. 7152. PASSAGE".
  3. ^ "TO PASS H.R. 2516, A BILL TO ESTABLISH PENALTIES FOR INTERFERENCE WITH CIVIL RIGHTS. INTERFERENCE WITH A PERSON ENGAGED IN ONE OF THE 8 ACTIVITIES PROTECTED UNDER THIS BILL MUST BE RACIALLY MOTIVATED TO INCUR THE BILL'S PENALTIES".
  4. ^ "S.J. RES. 29. CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO BAN THE USE OF POLL TAX AS A REQUIREMENT FOR VOTING IN FEDERAL ELECTIONS". GovTrack.us.
  5. ^ "TO PASS H.R. 6400, THE 1965 VOTING RIGHTS ACT".

SourcesEdit

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
W. Sterling Cole
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 37th congressional district

1958–1963
Succeeded by
Harold C. Ostertag
Preceded by
Clarence E. Kilburn
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 33rd congressional district

1963–1973
Succeeded by
William F. Walsh
Preceded by
John G. Dow
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 27th congressional district

1973–1975
Succeeded by
Matthew F. McHugh