Robert Stell Heflin (1815-1901) was legislator from Alabama. Heflin, who was born in Georgia, started his life as a court clerk and a lawyer. He then became a state representative in the state of Georgia. After one year, he moved to Randolph County, Alabama, where he became a state representative in 1849, and a state senator in 1860. From there, he was elected to the United States Congress as a member of the House of Representatives in 1869. Robert Heflin died in 1901 in Alabama.