Born: March 31, 1829, Ben­nin­gton, Ver­mont.

Died: Feb­ru­ary 1, 1899, New York Ci­ty.

Robinson was ed­u­cat­ed at Will­iams Coll­ege, stu­died the­ol­o­gy for a year at Un­ion Sem­in­a­ry in New York Ci­ty, and fin­ished his course at Prince­ton, New Jer­sey. He was or­dained to the min­i­stry Ap­ril 19, 1855, and be­came pas­tor of the Park Pres­by­ter­i­an Church in Troy, New York. In 1860 he was called to the First Pres­by­ter­i­an Church in Brook­lyn, New York, where he stayed un­til 1868. At that time he be­came min­is­ter of the Amer­i­can Cha­pel in Par­is, France. Re­turn­ing to Amer­i­ca in 1870, he be­came pas­tor at the Mad­i­son Av­e­nue Pres­by­ter­i­an Church in New York Ci­ty. He stayed there 17 years, re­sign­ing in 1887 go to in­to lit­er­a­ry work. He be­came ed­it­or of The Christ­ian Week­ly in 1877, and of Ev­ery Thurs­day in 1890. He then re­turned to pas­tor­al work at the Thir­teenth Street Pres­by­ter­ian Church in New York Ci­ty, where he re­mained un­til 1892, when he moved to the New York Pres­by­ter­i­an Church.

Robinson re­ceived his DD de­gree from Ham­il­ton Coll­ege in 1867, and an LLD deg­ree from La­fay­ette in 1885. His works in­clude:



  1. Isles of the South, Your Redemption Is Nearing
  2. Savior! I Follow On

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