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ROBINSON, Tommy Franklin

ROBINSON, Tommy Franklin
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1942–

Biography

ROBINSON, Tommy Franklin, a Representative from Arkansas; born in Little Rock, Ark., March 7, 1942; graduated from Little Rock High School, Little Rock, Ark., 1959; B.A., University of Little Rock, Little Rock, Ark.; United States Navy, 1959-1963; North Little Rock Police Department and Arkansas State Police, 1963-1971; United States Marshal Service, 1971-1974; director of public safety, University of Arkansas Medical Sciences, 1974-1975; police chief, city of Jacksonville, Ark., 1975-1979; director of public safety, State of Arkansas, 1979-1980; sheriff of Pulaski County, Ark., 1980-1984; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-ninth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1985-January 3, 1991); changed party affiliation from a Democrat to a Republican on July 28, 1989; was not a candidate for renomination to the One Hundred Second Congress in 1990, but was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination for Governor of Arkansas; unsuccessful candidate for election to the One Hundred Eighth Congress in 2002.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication

Norman, OK
Videocassettes and Sound Tape Reel: 1984-1988, 26 commercials on 3 videocassettes and 1 commercial on 1 sound tape reel. The commercials were used during Tommy Robinson's campaigns for the 1984, 1986 and 1988 U.S. congressional elections in District 2 of Arkansas, Democratic Party.
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