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C. Ray Robinson

C. Ray Robinson, American lawyer, rancher. Decorated bronze stars, Admiral Halsey and Secretary Navy Forestall.


  • Robinson, C. Ray was born in 1904 in Merced, California, United States. Son of J.A. and May (Kelley) Robinson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts with honors in Political Science U. Cal, 1925, Juris Doctor, 1929.


    • ; children—C. Ray, Anthonie. Admitted to California bar, 1929, Supreme Court of the United States Court, 1963. Practiced in Merced, 1929-1974.

      President Pacific Turf Club, Inc. (Golden Gate Fields), Albany, California.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Member California Assembly, 1931-1935, floor leader, 1933-1935. Board Governors California Maritime Academy, 1942-1945. Served as Lieutenant commander of The United States Navy Reserve, 1940-1944.

    Member State Bar California (governor 1940-1943, vice president 1941-1942), American, Merced, Los Angeles, San Francisco County bar associations, American Arbitration Association, Federal Communications Bar Association, American College Trial Lawyers (board regents 1951-1954, president 1953), Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Alpha Delta. Clubs: Commonwealth (San Francisco).


    • Married Pauline Irwin, 1932 (deceased. Children: C. Ray, Anthonie.
    • father: J.A. Robinson
    • mother: May (Kelley) Robinson
    • spouse: Pauline Irwin
    • children: C. Ray Robinson
    • Anthonie Robinson
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    Died January 29, 1974
    (aged 70)