Ex-Governor George D. Robinson of the class of 1856 died of apoplexy Saturday morning at his home in Chicopee. He had been in a critical condition for some time, but as late as Saturday there was thought to be some chance of his recovery.
George D. Robinson was born in Lexington, Jan. 20, 1864. He prepared for college at Lexington Academy and Hopkins School, Cambridge. He entered Harvard with the class of 1856. While pursuing his college course he taught a district school during two winters in Lexington. After graduating he became principal of the high school in Chicopee and held the position until 1865. He then studied law in Charlestown with his brother, Charles Robinson and in 1866, on being admitted to the bar, opened an office in Chicopee.
He was a representative in the Legislature in 1874, Senator in 1876, and Representative to the forty-fifth, forty-sixth, forty-seventh, and forty-eighth Congresses. He was elected Governor of Massachusetts in 1884, and re-elected in 1885 and 1886.
As a national legislator, he made a reputation for earnest, manly and broad statesmanship which has reflected credit upon the state which he represented. He attained the foremost rank in the legal profession in Massachusetts, and remained in active practice until his last illness.