Joseph Taylor Robinson

Joseph Taylor Robinson

Born Aug 26, 1872

Joseph Taylor Robinson was an American politician from Arkansas, of the Democratic Party. He was a state representative, U.S. Representative, 23rd Governor of Arkansas, U.S. Senator, Senate Majority Leader, and candidate for Vice President.

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1872 Birth Born in 1872.


1894 22 Years Old In 1894 Robinson was elected to the Arkansas Legislature and served one term.


1902 30 Years Old He was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1902 from the Sixth District of Arkansas, and was re-elected to four subsequent terms, serving until 1913.


1912 40 Years Old In 1912 Robinson was elected Governor of Arkansas.
He resigned his U.S. House seat on January 14, 1913 and took office as governor on January 16. … Read More
1918 46 Years Old …  Robinson was re-elected to the Senate in 1918, 1924, 1930, and 1936. In 1923, the Senate Democrat floor leader Oscar Underwood, who served as the Senate Minority Leader, resigned due to illness. … Read More


1924 52 Years Old Robinson had presidential aspirations of his own. In 1924, he was a minor contender for the Democratic nomination. … Read More
1928 56 Years Old 1 More Event
Robinson was the Democratic candidate for Vice President in 1928, as the running mate of Alfred E. Smith (see: U.S. presidential election, 1928).


1933 61 Years Old Robinson became Senate Majority Leader by a unanimous vote in 1933 when the Democrats became the majority. … Read More
…  In 1937 he supported Roosevelt's proposal to restructure the United States Supreme Court (the "court-packing plan"). … Read More
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