Joseph Taylor Robinson

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Joseph Taylor Robinson (1872-1937) was an Arkansas Democratic politician who held the offices of U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator, and Arkansas Governor.

Robinson was a member of the Arkansas General Assembly in 1895. He was Sixth District U.S. Representative from 1902 to 1913. In 1913 he became Governor of the State of Arkansas but because of the death of Senator Jefferson Davis the Arkansas legislature elected him to that post. He resigned as governor after serving only fifty-five days. Robinson retained his Senate post until his death in 1937. In 1928 he was Alfred E. Smith's vice-presidential running mate.

Robinson was born in Lonoke, Arkansas, on August 26, 1872. He received a college education at the University of Michigan. He married Ewilda Gertrude Miller in 1896. He is buried in Roselawn Cemetery in Little Rock.


  • Cecil Edward Weller, Jr., Joe T. Robinson: Always a Loyal Democrat (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1998).
  • Who's Who in the World, 1912 (The International Who's Who Publishing Company., 1911), 904.

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