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Biography of Homans Robinson

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HOMANS ROBINSON – Fully equipped by temperament, natural endowments, and training for the great work of the law, Homans Robinson is already well launched on an honorable and useful career. Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, October 31, 1884, he is the son of Walter L. and Sarah (Homans) Robinson. His father, also a lawyer, was born in Chicopee, Massachusetts, his mother in Englewood, New Jersey. Mr. Robinson has long been an active and enthusiastic Republican, and his son has followed in his footsteps in this choice of political party.

Homans Robinson completed the course in the grammar schools of Springfield, and graduated with the class of 1912 from Central High School there. Thus excellently prepared, he was a notably good student at Amherst, from which he obtained his degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1916. His special legal training he got at Harvard Law School, securing his degree of Bachelor of Law in 1920. After his admission to the Massachusetts bar in 1821, he began a practice of his own at No. 500 Main Street, Springfield, Massachusetts, and has continued to deal in general legal problems since that year. He is affiliated with Walter L. Robinson and Harlan P. Small, lawyers. During the World War Mr. Robinson gave active service to his country in the 303d Infantry and the 147th Infantry. He was one of the fighting members of the American Expeditionary Forces on the Flanders sector, that of the Vosges Mountains, of St. Mihiel, and of the Argonne. Mr. Robinson still wears the scar from a wound in Flanders. Since the war he has given much time and energy to civic affairs. A Republican, he was a member of the City Council of Springfield January x, 1924, to January 1, 1926. A member of the Hampden County Bar Association, he keeps well abreast the progress of his profession. He is a member also of the Springfield Country Club, and of an Amherst College fraternity, the D. K. E. His religious activities are connected with the Unitarian Church of Springfield.

Homans Robinson married, June 25, 1921, in New York City, Elizabeth Beacom, born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, October 10, 1895. She was the daughter of James S. and Mary (Zimmer) Beacom, both born in Pennsylvania.


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