Joseph Taylor Robinson
American politician
Joseph Taylor Robinson
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.
Biography
Joseph Taylor Robinson's personal information overview.
{{personal_detail.supertitle}}
{{personal_detail.title}}
{{personal_detail.title}}
Photo Albums
Popular photos of Joseph Taylor Robinson
Relationships
View family, career and love interests for Joseph Taylor Robinson
Show More Show Less
News
News abour Joseph Taylor Robinson from around the web
Donna R. Ricker - Seacoastonline.com
Google News - over 5 years
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her son, Joseph Robinson; her sister, Marlene Bennett; and her brother, Kenneth Moore. WE REMEMBER: She was raised in Hampton and was a graduate of Hampton Academy with the Class of 1950
Article Link:
Google News article
Summer '11 among Wichita's all-time hottest - Kansas.com
Google News - over 5 years
Joseph Robinson, left, and Cameron James, both workers with Michael Complete Lawn Care, take a water break while working on the lawns around the Veteran's Memorial Park Wednesday in the 108 degree heat. 9Aug
Article Link:
Google News article
Johnson to be fourth generation in ministry - The Union of Grass Valley
Google News - over 5 years
The end result was an invitation from Joseph Robinson, principal oboist of the New York Philharmonic, to perform with the Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall in New York. Johanna's experience was covered extensively by the New York Times and several
Article Link:
Google News article
HOLLIS v. STONINGTON DEVELOPMENT, LLC - Leagle.com
Google News - over 5 years
The plaintiffs are brothers Glenn and John Hollis; Janette Robinson, who is Glenn's daughter; and Janette's husband, Joseph Robinson. The Hollises and Robinsons jointly own approximately nineteen acres of land that has been in the Hollis family for
Article Link:
Google News article
Prison: The Hard Journey Home – Formerly Incarcerated Tally the Financial and ... - PR Web (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
The Initiative calls for increasing economic and educational opportunities that can prevent recidivism among the recently incarcerated. In the Huffington Post, author and inmate Joseph Robinson argued that statistically, those convicted of murder and
Article Link:
Google News article
Public Safety Versus Public Opinion - Huffington Post (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Joseph Robinson is the author of Think Outside the Cell: An Entrepreneur's Guide for the Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated (Resilience Multimedia) and co-creator of Second Look, a think tank of incarcerated men who research, analyze and propose
Article Link:
Google News article
Blues in the Valley offers rich blend of area talent - The Daily News Online
Google News - over 5 years
“She's got a great voice,” said longtime committee member Joseph Robinson. “She loves to interact quite a bit with the crowd too. We had heard of her, but the first time we really saw her or watched her was last year. She and the band played Vets Club
Article Link:
Google News article
The People's Rogue: FDR vs. the Nine Old Men - truthout
Google News - over 5 years
To keep his grip on the Senate, Roosevelt needed Majority Leader Joseph Robinson, to whom he had promised a Supreme Court seat when he was running for president. No one knows whether Roosevelt ever intended to keep this promise, for although Robinson
Article Link:
Google News article
Man 'encouraged' by friend in CBD assault - Illawara Mercury
Google News - over 5 years
Michael Evans, 21, urged co-offender Joseph Robinson to "just hit" the male victim as the pair approached him on Crown St after a boozy night out, facts before Wollongong Local Court said. Robinson challenged the victim and his friends to a fight
Article Link:
Google News article
Harrisburg's African-American leaders question Act 47 plan, process - Patriot-News
Google News - over 5 years
Joseph Robinson: We've been trying to do this whole “Blueprint for Prosperity” approach, but this whole thing is about community building. We've been trying to engage partners in this community to collaborate with us to make some changes
Article Link:
Google News article
Graniteville man dies in 1-vehicle wreck - The Augusta Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
The driver, identified by Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton as Joseph Robinson, was taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, after the 6:10 pm crash, said Trooper Billy Elder of the South Carolina Highway Patrol
Article Link:
Google News article
DUI charges - phillyBurbs.com
Google News - over 5 years
HILLTOWN -- Joseph Robinson, 41, of the 100 block of Ridge Run Road in Sellersville, was charged with DUI after a traffic stop on Route 309 by police about 12:19 am March 26. RICHLAND -- Edward T. Kaspar, 42, of East Rockhill, was charged with DUI June
Article Link:
Google News article
Pennridge Area Police Reports - Montgomery Newspapers
Google News - over 5 years
Joseph Robinson, 41, of the 100 block of Ridge Run Road, Sellersville, faces charges of driving under the influence and careless driving after being stopped on Route 309 about 12:19 am March 26, Hilltown Township Police Department said
Article Link:
Google News article
Arrest log for June 24 - Bakersfield Californian (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Check out our list below or click on the link below. JOSEPH ROBINSON M 1035 FLOWER ST BAKERSFIELD CA 93305 B 24/06/2011 PC LN 9.20. KCS RECYCLER 30/03/1963 AMBER EDDY F 2942 DESERT ST ROSAMOND CA 93560 W 24/06/2011 HS 11550(A)PC 853.7 KCS MED. ASST
Article Link:
Google News article
Send Community Calendar information, including your name, address and ... - Tbo.com
Google News - over 5 years
Ronald McDonald: Norma and Joseph Robinson Partnership Library, 8412 N. 13th St., 3 pm Ronald McDonald uses interactive activities, magic and fun times to show children that books lead to adventures anywhere in the world. (813) 273-3652
Article Link:
Google News article
Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Joseph Taylor Robinson
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1937
    Age 64
    For weeks in 1937, he spoke, fought, and cajoled for the bill, but he could not stifle the criticism of scores of Republicans and Democrats.
    More Details Hide Details The constant strain showed on his face and in the stoop of his shoulders, and his friends began to worry about his health. On July 14, just as the legislation seemed likely to split his party into two warring factions, Robinson's housekeeper found his pajama-clad body lying face down on the floor of his apartment in the United Methodist building on Maryland Ave, NE. He died of heart failure. Two days after Robinson's sudden death, stunned colleagues, friends, and family attended his funeral in the Senate chamber. His casket, blanketed with flowers, rested in the green-carpeted pit, the site of his greatest speeches. The Senate chaplain gave a brief sermon, and the Capitol Police escorted his body to a funeral train headed to Little Rock. Thousands of mourners traveled to the Arkansas capitol to witness Robinson's lying-in-state ceremony and to express their grief and their enormous admiration for the majority leader: the "fightingest" man in the U.S. Senate.
    In 1937 he supported Roosevelt's proposal to restructure the United States Supreme Court (the "court-packing plan").
    More Details Hide Details Robinson had a much more difficult time with the president's Court Reorganization Act, designed to add liberal justices to the Supreme Court.
  • 1933
    Age 60
    Robinson became Senate Majority Leader by a unanimous vote in 1933 when the Democrats became the majority.
    More Details Hide Details He was the first Democrat to serve as formally designated Majority Leader. He took his duties seriously, refusing to delegate his numerous responsibilities. Some Senators resented his autocratic style. In debate he could be terrifying. He would grow red in the face, pound his desk, gesture wildly, and stamp his feet. Richard L. Riedel, a Senate press gallery attendant in the 1920s and 1930s, recalled, "When Robinson would go into one of his rages, it took little imagination to see fire and smoke rolling out of his mouth like some fierce dragon. Even when he kidded me, he spoke in loud gasps while puffing his cigar. Robinson could make Senators and everyone in his presence quake by the burning fire of his eyes, the baring of his teeth as he ground out the words, and the clenching of his mighty fists as he beat on the desk before him."
  • FIFTIES
  • 1928
    Age 55
    Early in 1928, Robinson clashed with Senator James Thomas Heflin, a Democrat from Alabama, who frequently inserted anti-Catholic sentiments into many of his speeches.
    More Details Hide Details When New York's Catholic governor, Alfred E. Smith, announced his candidacy for president, Heflin made Smith the target of his criticism. Robinson admonished his views, stating that religious affiliation had no bearing on a person's credentials for higher office. On one famous occasion, he declared, "I have heard senator denounce the Catholic Church and the Pope of Rome and the cardinal and the bishop and the priest and the nun until I am sick and tired of it, as a Democrat." Helfin retorted, "The Senator from Arkansas can not remain leader of the Democrats and fight the Roman Catholics' battle every time the issue is raised in this body." Interpreting the remark as a challenge to his authority, Robinson held a vote of confidence to gauge his colleagues' loyalty. By a near unanimous vote (Heflin was absent), the senators pledged their support to their leader and his stance against bigotry.
    Robinson was the Democratic candidate for Vice President in 1928, as the running mate of Alfred E. Smith (see: U.S. presidential election, 1928).
    More Details Hide Details
  • 1924
    Age 51
    Robinson had presidential aspirations of his own. In 1924, he was a minor contender for the Democratic nomination.
    More Details Hide Details A "favorite son" candidate, he drew the support of his Arkansas constituents and the southern conservative members of his party. That year, however, his performance on a golf course brought him more attention than his short-lived race for the presidency. At the Chevy Chase Country Club (a favorite haunt for Washington politicians), a fellow golfer asked to move ahead of the senator's slow-playing foursome. Robinson refused to extend the courtesy to the local surgeon. After a few angry words, he hit the doctor, knocking him to the ground. The club expelled Robinson from its membership, and the press gave him a new title; he was now the "pugilist" senator.
  • FORTIES
  • 1918
    Age 45
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Senior Democratic Senator Furnifold Simmons was expected to take Underwood's place, but withdrew his name from consideration after Robinson challenged him for the position.
  • 1913
    Age 40
    Robinson resigned as governor on March 8, 1913.
    More Details Hide Details Although he served as governor for only 55 days, he worked to provide funds to complete the new state capitol building, create a labor statistics board, adopt an official state flag, and create a highway commission. From the outset, Robinson impressed other Senators with carefully crafted speeches. He mastered the Senate's complex rules and practices; he possessed tenacious loyalty to friends and party, a passion for detail, and a killer's instinct in debate. Wedded to his job, he arrived early each day, stayed late, and studied legislation at home. He staunchly supported the policies of President Woodrow Wilson even as other Democrats faltered. He championed the Keating-Owen Child Labor Act and worked to enact bills to regulate railroads and other key industries. He led the Senate to arm merchant ships and voted to declare war on Germany. He also led the unsuccessful effort in the Senate to ratify the Treaty of Versailles.
    On January 27, 1913, only 12 days after Robinson took office as governor, the legislature elected him to the U.S. Senate to replace Davis. Robinson became the very last U.S. Senator elected by a state legislature rather than by direct popular vote. The Seventeenth Amendment, which required direct election, took effect on April 8, 1913. All the other Senators elected to terms starting in 1913 had been elected earlier; Senator James H. Brady of Idaho was elected to fill a vacancy on January 24; he was next to last.
    More Details Hide Details
    He resigned his U.S. House seat on January 14, 1913 and took office as governor on January 16.
    More Details Hide Details However, U.S. Senator Jefferson Davis had died on January 3, after the legislature had re-elected him to a new term beginning March 4, 1913; his seat was now open.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1912
    Age 39
    In 1912 Robinson was elected Governor of Arkansas.
    More Details Hide Details
  • TWENTIES
  • 1902
    Age 29
    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.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 1894
    Age 21
    In 1894 Robinson was elected to the Arkansas Legislature and served one term.
    More Details Hide Details
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1872
    Born
    Born in 1872.
    More Details Hide Details
Original Authors of this text are noted here.
All data offered is derived from public sources. Spokeo does not verify or evaluate each piece of data, and makes no warranties or guarantees about any of the information offered. Spokeo does not possess or have access to secure or private financial information. Spokeo is not a consumer reporting agency and does not offer consumer reports. None of the information offered by Spokeo is to be considered for purposes of determining any entity or person's eligibility for credit, insurance, employment, housing, or for any other purposes covered under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)