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Judge Elijah Robinson

Judge Elijah Robinson was born in Lincoln County, Missouri, February 9, 1860.  Like most other well-known lawyers, he spent his boyhood on a farm and attended district school.  His later education was gained at Watson Seminary, which he left in 1869.  He studied law at Troy, Mo., and was admitted to the bar in 1870, practicing first at Bowling Green and then at Louisiana, Mo.

     It was in 1889 that he left the latter place to come to Kansas City.  In that year the firm of McDougal & Robinson was formed, the partnership continuing until July, 1891.  Since then Judge Robinson has been associated with Stuart Carkener.

     January 1, 1891, he became attorney for the Missouri Pacific Railroad at Kansas City.

     He was married to Miss Lelia Harris at Bowling Green, Missouri, in October, 1876, and has one son, Harris Robinson, a graduate of Princeton, now in his father's law office.

     Before coming to Kansas City, Judge Robinson figured extensively in politics.  He was appointed County Attorney of Pike County in February, 1871, was elected Prosecuting Attorney in November, 1872, re-elected in 1874 and then was elected Judge of the Third Judicial Circuit, serving six years, from 1880 to 1886.  He was a member of the Democratic State Central Committee from 1874 to 1876.  Since July, 1891, Judge Robinson has been attorney for the National Bank of Commerce, and stands in the front rank of corporation lawyers in the State.
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