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D.C. Robinson David Crawford Robinson
Full Name: David Crawford Robinson
Date of birth: March 3, 1826
Date of death: June 4, 1891

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 86 Jan 8, 1889 - Jan 13, 1891 21st (1) (2)   Democrat San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar
H 86 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (3) (4)   Democrat San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar

(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) Roster of Representatives of the 21st Legislature, "Twenty-First Legislature: Members of the House, Address, Occupation and Politics," Galveston Daily News, 1/5/1889, p. 2, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(3) Robinson resigned after Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) Roster of senators and representatives of the 20th Legislature with their postoffice address, Austin Weekly Statesman, "Governmental," 12/30/1886, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, David C. Robinson (1826-1891). "Robinson represented Bexar County as a Democrat in the State Legislature for two terms (1887-1891). His daughter Brent (1862-1959) married Canadian Jonathan "Jack" Locke (1865-1933)." Robinson and Locke Families Papers, 1853-1900, Archives and Special Collections. Texas A&M University-San Antonio.
  • Other Resources
  • 21st Legislature (1889) - David C. Robinson, postoffice San Antonio, nativity Tennessee, lawyer, 36 years in Texas, member of previous legislatures: 20th, Democrat. No age listed. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
  • David C. Robinson, birth date 3/3/1826, death date 6/4/1891, burial in Missions Burial Park South Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County. BillionGraves.
  • Census of 1880 - D.C. Robinson, San Antonio, Bexar County, age 50, born circa 1830 in Tennessee, attorney at law, daughters Elisa, children Susan, Hope, Brent, and Magarethe, son Dick. FamilySearch.
  • "The County Road Question: Letter on the Subject from Hon. D.C. Robinson of the San Antonio District," Fort Worth Daily Gazette, 12/20/1888, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • David Crawford Robinson, lawyer and judge in San Antonio, wife Eliza Magdalene, children Sue, Brent, Hope, and Margaret. "Locke Family's 'Miss Sue' a Familiar Sight in West Kerr," West Kerr Current. West Kerr Current Family Chronicles, Our Families: The Way We Were, Volume 1, 2006, p. 47, crediting Kerr County Historical Commission. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Obituary, Judge D.C. Robinson, San Antonio, June 4. "Hon. David C. Robinson, ex-county judge of Bexar county, formerly legislative representative of this district . . . " The Galveston Daily News, 6/5/1891, p. 3, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Obituary, "Death of Judge Robinson," 6/4/1891, p. 7. "Death of Judge D.C. Robinson occurred this morning at his residence . . . he was about 67 years of age." County judge in 1884, member of the Legislature from Bexar County 1888-1890. San Antonio Daily Light.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. D.C. Robinson, 21st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 20th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, north wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 21st session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, west wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    21st R.S. - 1889
    Absence of Member, Officers and Employees of the House, Investigate  
    Alamo Monument  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Insurance, Statistics and History  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Rules  
    State Asylums  
    Town and City Corporations (Chair) 
    20th R.S. - 1887
    Judge Frank Willis, Investigation of Charges  
    Judiciary Districts  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Revision of Rules  
    Towns and City Corporations  
     

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