Log In

Robert Gordon Cousins

congressman

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

Background

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.

Career

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.

Membership

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

Connections

father:
James Cousins

mother:
Mary (Dallas) Cousins