The Civil Rights Act of 1875

James C. Robinson

(19 August, 1823 -- 3 November, 1886) Robinson was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Edgar County, Ill., Robinson served as a colonel in the Mexican-American War. Later in 1850, Robinson was admitted to the bar. Robinson was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-sixth, Thirty-seventh, and Thirty-eighth Congresses and later to the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at]

Member of Illinois Delegation - The Road to Civil War , Illinois Delegation - The Civil Rights Act of 1875 [this display], Illinois Delegation - United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65 .

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