Journal of the House of Representatives of the Regular Session of the Sixtieth Legislature of the State of Texas, Volume 1 Page: 92
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Mr. Rapp offered the following resolution:
H. S. R. No. 17
Whereas, The State of Texas and the City of Raymondville
were saddened by the loss of Judge Roger F. Robinson, Sr., a
former Member of the Texas House of Representatives, dis-
tinguished jurist, brilliant lawyer, and one of the state's out-
standing church and civic workers, who passed away at the
age of 67 on June 8, 1966; and
Whereas, Born in 1899 at Jewett, Texas, he was the son of
a pioneer East Texas newspaper family who for many years
published the Jewett "Messenger"; and
Whereas, He moved to Raymondville in 1925, where he married
Mary Crowell and where he lived until his death; and
Whereas, Judge Robinson was graduated from Southwest
Texas State Teachers College in San Marcos with a B.A. De-
gree and then taught school while earning an LL.B. at The
University of Texas School of Law; and
Whereas, During the 1923 and 1925 sessions of this House,
Judge Robinson served actively and effectively as the State
Representative from Leon County; and
Whereas, He was elected Willacy County Attorney in 1926
and held that office between 1926 and 1932, and again in 1943;
Whereas, Appointed judge of the 107th District Court in
1954 by Governor Allan Shivers, Judge Robinson ably served
Cameron and Willacy Counties throughout his appointive term,
after which he chose not to seek election; and
Whereas, Since coming to Willacy County in 1925, Judge
Robinson had participated in almost every civic project under-
taken in the county and was acclaimed one of the great develop-
ers of Willacy County because of his unselfish and untiring
labor for county progress; and
Whereas, Judge Robinson was a dedicated Christian and a
past president of the official board of the Raymondville First
Methodist Church, a teacher of the men's class at the Sunday
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Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives. Journal of the House of Representatives of the Regular Session of the Sixtieth Legislature of the State of Texas, Volume 1, legislative document, 1967; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth193874/m1/96/: accessed September 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.