Clarence J. Robinson C0035
Published by George Mason University Libraries
Clarence J. Robinson was a businessman, philanthropist, and one of George Mason University's greatest benefactors. Robinson served in the Signal Corps during World War I, became president of his father's company, George H. Robinson and Sons, Inc., and started the Robinson Terminal Company in 1939. Robinson cofounded the United Virginia Bank with J. Harvie Wilkinson, Jr., for which he served as chairman of the board until 1966. He also served as president of the First and Citizens National Bank in Alexandria, director of Virginia Electric and Power Company, Washington Gas Light Company, and the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges. In 1964-1969 Robinson served as Chairman of the Advisory Board of George Mason University. Robinson passed away in 1983, leaving the university a large bequest, which has enabled the appointment of distinguished faculty under the title bearing his name.
Collection contains a scrapbook and photograph book, a personal property appraisal, a copy of Robinson's last will and testament, a Robinson estate visitors' log, and a photograph of Clarence and Abbie Robinson in 1942.
Organized by subject.
Collection is open to research.
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Special Collections Research Center also holds the George Mason University archives.
Robinson, Clarence J., 1897-1983.
Clarence J. Robinson papers, Collection #C0035, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.
Collection donated by the George Mason University Foundation in March 1994. Additional donation by John E. Roberts in 2013.
Processed by Special Collections Research Center staff. EAD markup completed by Eron Ackerman and Jordan Patty in August 2009.