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Robert Gordon Cousins

Robert Gordon Cousins, American congressman. member Ia; member 53d to 60th Congresses (1893-1909), 5th Ia.


  • Cousins, Robert Gordon was born in 1859 in Cedar County, Iowa, United States. Son of James and Mary (Dallas) Cousins.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Cornell College, Iowa, 1881, also C.E., Doctor of Laws, 1904. Unmarried.


    • Admitted to bar, 1882, and entered practice at Tipton, Iowa. Member Iowa House of Representatives, 1886-1887. Presidential elector, 1888.

      Prosecuting attorney, Cedar Company, 1888-1890. Member 53d to 60th Congresses (1893-1909), 5th Iowa District, retiring while chairman of Foreign Affairs Committee Lectures: Lincoln and the Great Commander. Thomas B. Reed; Alexander Hamilton.

      The Making and Unmaking of the Constitution. And many others.


    Member Ia; member 53d to 60th Congresses (1893-1909), 5th Ia.


    • father: James Cousins
    • mother: Mary (Dallas) Cousins
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    Died June 21, 1933
    (aged 74)