Orville Robinson

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Orville Robinson, Congressman from New York

Orville Robinson (October 28, 1801 Richfield, Otsego County, New York – December 1, 1882 Oswego, Oswego County, New York) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.


He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1827, and commenced practice in Mexico, New York. He became Justice of the Peace in 1828, Town Clerk in 1829, Surrogate of Oswego County from 1830 to 1838.

He was as member of the New York State Assembly (Oswego Co.) in 1834, 1836 and 1837.

He was District Attorney of Oswego County from 1841 to 1843; and Town Supervisor of Mexico in 1843. Robinson was elected as a Democrat to the 28th United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1843 to March 3, 1845.

He moved to Oswego, New York in 1847, and was City Recorder in 1853. He was again a member of the State Assembly (Oswego Co., 1st D.) in 1856, and was elected Speaker. He was Collector of Customs for the District of Oswego from 1858 to 1860.

He was buried at the Riverside Cemetery (Oswego, New York).


  • United States Congress. "Orville Robinson (id: R000351)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

External links[edit]

Orville Robinson at Find a Grave

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Victory Birdseye,
A. Lawrence Foster
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 23rd congressional district

Succeeded by
William J. Hough
New York Assembly
Preceded by
DeWitt C. Littlejohn
New York State Assembly
New York County, 1st District

Succeeded by
DeWitt C. Littlejohn
Political offices
Preceded by
DeWitt Clinton Littlejohn
Speaker of the New York State Assembly
Succeeded by
DeWitt C. Littlejohn