John M. Robinson (Louisiana judge)
John Marion Robinson
|Division D Judge of the Louisiana 26th Judicial District Court for Bossier and Webster parishes|
December 1999 – 2015
|Preceded by||Richard Harmon Drew, Jr.|
|Succeeded by||Charles Jacobs|
|City Judge of Springhill, Louisiana|
|Preceded by||Nathaniel Julius McConnell, Sr.|
|Succeeded by||John B. Slattery, Jr.|
|Born||April 15, 1949|
Place of birth missing
|Spouse(s)||(1) Cynthia W. "Cindy" Robinson (married c. 1974-1999, her death)|
(2) Beth Conrad Langston Robinson
|Parents||Reba Robinson (mother)|
|Residence||Bossier City, Bossier Parish|
|Alma mater||Louisiana State University|
Louisiana State University Law Center
Background[edit | edit source]
Robinson graduated from Louisiana State University and the LSU Law Center, both in Baton Rouge. From 1986 until 1999, he was the city judge in Springhill in northern Webster Parish. A former practicing attorney, he once served as the president of the Louisiana Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. From 1969 to 1975, Robinson was a member of the Louisiana Army National Guard, in which he achieved the rank of Specialist 5th Class.
Judicial career[edit | edit source]
Robinson won a special election to the 26th district court on October 23, 1999 to fill the seat vacated by Harmon Drew, Jr., who was instead elected in 1998 to a ten-year term on the Louisiana Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit, based in Shreveport. Then a Democrat, Robinson handily defeated the Republican Whitley Robert "Whit" Graves (born October 1954) of Bossier City, 17,749 (60.8 percent) to 11,442 (39.2 percent). Robinson since switched his registration to Independent. Robinson was elected district judge three months after the death of his wife Cynthia W. "Cindy" Robinson, who succumbed at the age of forty-eight of a brain tumor. Like her husband, she was an LSU graduate and had been a teacher and a businesswoman. The couple had two sons, Eric and Kyle Robinson. Judge Robinson subsequently married the former Beth Conrad Langston (born October 1962), a Bossier City attorney.
Robinson's judgeship comes up for election again for another six-year term on November 4, 2014. Whit Graves, who lost to Robinson in 1999 and to Mike Nerren in 2012, was expected to run again but instead announced that he would seek to unseat DA Schuyler Marvin of Minden. In addition to Nerren, Robinson's court colleagues included Ford E. Stinson, Jr., who also retired in 2014, as well as Parker Self, now the Chief Judge of the court, Michael Craig, and Jeff Cox, who in 2017 joined the Louisiana Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit.
Attorney Charles Jacobs, a Republican from Springhill who once worked in Robinson's Springhill law office, was unopposed in the election to succeed Robinson in the nonpartisan blanket primary held on November 4, 2014.
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References[edit | edit source]
- "Click John Robinson April 1949". voterportal.sos.la.gov. Archived from the original on April 24, 2014. Retrieved April 26, 2014.
- "Judge John M. Robinson". 26jdc.com. Archived from the original on April 24, 2014. Retrieved April 26, 2014.
- "Results for Election Date: 10/23/1999". Louisiana Secretary of State. Retrieved April 26, 2014.
- "Cynthia W. "Cindy" Robinson". files.usgwarachives.net. Retrieved April 26, 2014.
- "Beth C. Robinson". intelius.com. Retrieved April 26, 2014.
- "Edward Jacobs, May 1970". Louisiana Secretary of State. Retrieved July 4, 2015.[permanent dead link]
- Vickie Welborn. "Final day of qualifying in DeSoto, Webster". The Shreveport Times. Retrieved August 22, 2014.
Nathaniel Julius McConnell, Sr.
| City Judge of Springhill, Webster Parish, Louisiana, USA
John Marion Robinson
John B. Slattery, Jr.
Harmon Drew, Jr.
| Division D Judge of the Louisiana 26th Judicial District Court for Bossier and Webster parishes
John Marion Robinson
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