William E. Robinson

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"(May 6, 1814 -- January 23, 1892) William Erigena Robinson was a(n), lecturer, assistant editor, writer, lawyer, assessor of internal revenue, and American politician. He was born in Unagh, County Tyrone, Ireland and moved to New York City in November 1836. William studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1854. He was an assistant editor of the New York Tribune (1843), wrote under the name of Richelieu for other papers, and appointed by President Lincoln as assessor of internal revenue for the 3rd district of New York (1862). Robinson was elected as a Democrat to the 40th, 47th, and 48th Congress (March 4, 1867 - March 3, 1869 & March 4, 1881 - March 3, 1885). [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=R000355]"

Member of New York Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment.

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