Woodfin D. Robinson


Woodfin D. Robinson



Woodfin D. Robinson was born on January 27, 1857 in DeWitt County, Illinois. At age 8, Robinson’s family moved to Gibson County, Indiana. Robinson worked on his parent’s farm while attending country schools in the Owensville area. He attended Owensville High School before attending Indiana University. Robinson received his A.B. degree from IU in 1879, whereupon he became the Principle of Schools at Cynthiana, Indiana. Two years later, he returned to Owensville where he was placed in charge of the Owensville schools.

Robinson began his legal studies privately while he was teaching, but in 1881 he moved to Charlottesville, Virginia to study law at the University of Virginia. He completed his legal studies at the University of Michigan School of Law, where he received his LL.B. degree in 1883. Robinson was admitted to the Indiana bar later that year and entered into practice at Princeton, Indiana. Robinson was elected, and served in the Indiana General Assembly during the 1895 term. From 1895 to 1898 he served as a Trustee of Indiana University. Robinson was elected to the Indiana Appellate Court in 1896 and served in that position for 10 years. Judge Robinson taught law and the Indiana University School of Law during the 1906-1907 academic year. He then moved to Evansville and formed the partnership Robinson and Stilwell

Judge Woodfin D. Robinson died of heart attack on May 16, 1930 at the age of 73.


Indiana University Maurer School of Law Faculty, Indiana University Trustees


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To learn more about Woodfin Robinson, see the links and files below:


Download Indiana General Assembly, In Memoriam (119 KB)

Download Indianapolis Star, death announcement, 5/9/1930 (58 KB)

Woodfin D. Robinson