J. W. Robinson
From lobby plaque on display in J. Will Robinson Federal Building, Provo, UT
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Utah's 2nd district
March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1947
|Preceded by||Frederick C. Loofbourow|
|Succeeded by||William A. Dawson|
|Born||January 19, 1878|
Coalville, Utah Territory
|Died||December 2, 1964 (aged 86)|
|Alma mater||Brigham Young University|
University of Chicago Law School
Born in Coalville in the Utah Territory, Robinson attended public schools. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1908 and received his LL.B. degree from the University of Chicago Law School in 1912. While attending college and law school. Robinson served as principal of Uinta Academy in Vernal, Utah, and Wasatch High School in Heber, Utah. He was admitted to the bar in 1912 and practiced law in Utah County, Utah from 1912 to 1933.
Robinson served as County attorney of Utah County from 1918 to 1921 and was the Democratic candidate for attorney general of Utah in 1924. He served as member of the board of regents of the University of Utah from 1925 to 1935.
Robinson was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1947). He served as chairman of the Committee on Public Lands (Seventy-sixth and Seventy-seventh Congresses), Committee on Roads (Seventy-eighth and Seventy-ninth Congresses).
He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress. He served as director of grazing in the Office of Land Management, United States Department of the Interior from January 3, 1947 to January 31, 1949. He then returned to Salt Lake City, Utah.
Robinson died in Escondido, California, December 2, 1964 and is buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo.
- United States Congress. "J. W. Robinson (id: R000341)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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|U.S. House of Representatives|
Frederick C. Loofbourow
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Utah's 2nd congressional district
William A. Dawson