ROBINSON, John Buchanan, a Representative from Delaware County; born, May 23, 1846 in Allegheny City (now Pittsburgh), Allegheny County, Pa.; attended, Western University (now University of Pittsburgh) and Amherst College; graduated, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. (1868); lieutenant, United States Navy (1868- January 1, 1875); special Navy correspondent, Pittsburgh Gazette; lawyer (1876-1933); editor, Delaware County Gazette (1881-1882); correspondent, Pittsburgh Commercial Gazette; employed, Chester Daily Times; owner and editor, Media Record; public lecturer; elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a Republican in 1884 and 1886; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1888); elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (November 5, 1889-1892); elected, United States Congress (1890-1896); elected, delegate, Republican National Conventions (1892, 1896, and 1908); United States marshal, Eastern district of Pennsylvania (1900-1914); died, January 28, 1933 in the city of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
Robinson, John B. Midshipman to Congress. Media, Pa. n.p., 1916.