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George_R._Robbins

George R. Robbins

George Robbins Robbins (June 13, 1814 - February 22, 1875) was an American Opposition Party/Republican Party politician who represented New Jersey's 2nd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1855 to 1859.

Robbins was born in Allentown, New Jersey on September 24, 1808. He received a good literary education, and was graduated from the Jefferson Medical College at Philadelphia in 1837, and commenced the practice of medicine in Falsington, Pennsylvania (Bucks County, Pennsylvania). He moved to Hamilton Square, New Jersey (in Hamilton Township, Mercer County, New Jersey) the same year and continued the practice of medicine.

Robbins was elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress and reelected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress, serving in office from March 4, 1855 to March 3, 1859, but was not a candidate for renomination in 1858 to the Thirty-sixth Congress.

After leaving Congress, he resumed the practice of his profession. He died in Hamilton Square on February 22, 1875, and was interred in the Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

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