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Thomas Robins (politician)

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Thomas Robins [1]
19th Mayor of Norwalk, Connecticut
In office
1923 – 1927[2][3]
Preceded byCalvin Barton
Succeeded byAnson F. Keeler
Personal details
Political partyRepublican
ChildrenRubin (b 1891–died 1940)[4]
ResidenceNorwalk, Connecticut

Thomas Robins (1863-1941) (also "Thomas Robbins") was a two-term Republican mayor of Norwalk, Connecticut.[5] He had previously served on the Board of Electrical Commissioners.[6] and on the Norwalk Common Council.[7]

Robbins was born in England and emigrated to the United States as a young man.[8] He became a prosperous masonry contractor.[8]

In 1892 Robbins was Treasurer of the city committee that built the South Norwalk electric power plant, the first such municipally-owned electric utility in Connecticut.[9][10]

Robins was re-elected in 1925 over former Democratic South Norwalk mayor Albert Pohlman; the two municipalities had been merged into a single city.[11]

Preceded by
Calvin Barton
Mayor of Norwalk, Connecticut
Succeeded by
Anson F. Keeler


  1. "The Norwalk Hour - Mayor Thomas Robins A Good Traffic "Cop"". news.google.com. Retrieved 2015-02-05.
  2. List of mayors of Norwalk, Connecticut
  3. Lawrence Kestenbaum. "The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Robbins". politicalgraveyard.com. Retrieved 2015-02-05.
  4. "Schenechtady Gazette" (PDF). fultonhistory.com. Retrieved 2015-02-05.
  5. "Thomas Robbins (Obit)". New York Times. 4 April 1941. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  6. American Academy of Political and Social Science; Conference of American Mayors (1915). Proceedings of the Conference of American Mayors on Public Policies as to Municipal Utilities. 57. American Academy of Political and Social Science. p. 237. Retrieved 2015-02-05. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  7. Connecticut. Secretary of the State (1907). Connecticut State Register and Manual. Secretary of the State. p. 297. ISSN 0270-6245. Retrieved 2015-02-05. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Thomas Robins,78,Dies; Former Norwalk Mayor: Native of England, Repulican, He Was Masonry Contractor". New York Herald Tribune. 4 July 1941. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  9. Winchester, Albert E. “South Norwalk's Municipal Electric Works.” The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, vol. 57, 1915, pp. 228–245. JSTOR, JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/1013283.
  10. Tewney Years of Successful Municipal Ownership; in The American City, Volume 7. Buttenheim Publishing Corporation. 1912. p. 424. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  11. "The Norwalk Hour - Google News Archive Search". news.google.com. Retrieved 2015-02-05.

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