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Robinson, Edward

(1796-1857) a U.S. Representative, was born in Cushing November 25, 1796. He was self-educated while going to sea at the age of ten. At nineteen he commanded a small vessel and three years later he was captain of a square-rigged ship. In 1837 he was a trader in Thomaston.

A member of the Maine State Senate in 1836 and 1837, he was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Jonathan Cilley who was killed in a duel near Washington, D.C. Robinson served from April 28, 1838 to March 3, 1839.

He engaged in commerce, banking, and shipbuilding until his death in Thomaston on February 19, 1857, with interment in Thomaston Cemetery.

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