The Road to Civil War

Christopher Robinson

(May 15, 1806 — October 3, 1889) Christopher Robinson, a Representative from Rhode Island; born in Providence, R.I., on May 15, 1806; was graduated from Brown University, Providence, R.I., in 1825; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1833 and commenced practice in Woonsocket, R.I.; attorney general of Rhode Island in 1854; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1861); unsuccessful candidate for reelection; Minister to Peru 1861-1866; delegate from Rhode Island to the Loyalist Convention held in Philadelphia in 1866; died in Woonsocket, R.I., October 3, 1889; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at]

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