Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

John Mitchell Robinson (1827-1896)
MSA SC 3520-1627


Born in Tuckahoe Neck, Caroline County, December 6, 1827.  Son of Peter Robinson and Sarah Mitchell Robinson.  Attended public schools in Denton, Maryland; Dickinson College, graduated 1847; studied law under William M. Meredith of Philadelphia, Richard B. Carmichael and Madison Brown of Centreville, Maryland.  Admitted to the Maryland Bar, 1849.  Married Marianna Stoughton Emory; five daughters, one son.  Died in Annapolis, January 14, 1896.  Buried at "Waverly," Queen Anne's County.

Engaged in the practice of law in Centreville.  Deputy Attorney General for Queen Anne's and Kent Counties, 1850.  State's Attorney for Queen Anne's County, 1851-55.  Judge, Queen Anne's and Kent Counties Circuit Court, Third Judicial Circuit, 1864-67.  Judge, Maryland Court of Appeals, 1867-84; Chief Judge, 1893-96.  Candidate for the democratic party nomination for U.S. Senate, 1884.

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