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Christopher Robinson

Born: May 15, 1806

Death: Oct 3, 1889

Birthplace: Providence

Nationality: United States

Christopher Robinson

Date of Birth : May 15, 1806
Date of Death : Oct 3, 1889
Birth Place : Providence

Christopher Robinson was a United States Representative from Rhode Island. He was born in Providence on May 15, 1806 and graduated from Brown University in 1825. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1833. He commenced practice in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. He was elected Attorney General of Rhode Island in 1854. He then was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection. He was appointed Minister to Peru from 1861–1866, and was a delegate from Rhode Island to the Loyalist Convention held in Philadelphia in 1866. He died in Woonsocket on October 3, 1889. His grave is in Oak Hill Cemetery.

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