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JAMES McBURNEY ROBB


Photo credit:

McAtee, William, comp. Souvenir: Portraits and Biographies of the Members of the Legislature of Pennsylvania and Heads of Departments, Session of 1895. Harrisburg, Pa.: The Roshon Portrait Company, 1895.

 

Sessions

Session Position District Party
1895-1896 Republican
1897-1898 Republican
1899-1900 Republican
 Counties   Allegheny

Biography

07/02/1847 - 04/22/1919

ROBB, James McBurney, a Representative from Allegheny County; born, July 2, 1847 in North Fayette Township, Allegheny County, Pa.; farmer; teacher; assistant postmaster, Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1878); grocer; clerk, commissioners’ office, Allegheny County; night warden, Allegheny County Jail (1891-1892); clerk, treasurer’s office, Allegheny County (1892-1893); clerk, Office of the President Pro Tempore, Pennsylvania State Senate (1893-1894); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1894, 1896 and 1898; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1900); clerk, mercantile appraiser’s office, Allegheny County; appointed and elected, director of the poor, Allegheny County (1908-1919); died, April 22, 1919 in Oakdale, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; interred, Robinson Run Cemetery, McDonald, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.