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Charles L. Robinson
|1st Governor of Kansas|
February 9, 1861 – January 12, 1863
|Lieutenant||Joseph Pomeroy Root|
|Preceded by||Samuel Medary
as Territorial Governor
|Succeeded by||Thomas Carney|
|Member of the Kansas Senate|
|Member of the California State Assembly from the 12th district|
|Born||July 21, 1818
|Died||August 17, 1894
|Spouse(s)||Sarah Adams; Sara Tappan Doolittle Lawrence|
|Profession||doctor, newspaper editor, abolitionist|
Robinson was studied at Hadley and Amherst academies. He also studied at Amherst College. He studied medicine in Woodstock, Vermont, and later in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. He got his medical degree at the Berkshire Medical College in Pittsfield in 1843. He practiced medicine in Belchertown, Springfield, and Fitchburg.
He traveled to California in 1850. In Sacramento, he edited a daily paper called the Settler's and Miner's Tribune. He participated in the riots of 1850 as a supporter of squatter sovereignty. He was seriously wounded. While under indictment for conspiracy and murder, was elected to the California legislature. He was discharged by the court without trial. He represented California's 12th State Assembly district from 1851 to 1852. He married Sara Tappan Doolittle Lawrence in 1851, and they had two children.
He died on August 17, 1894. He is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence.
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