|Title||Governor James F. Robinson|
|Creator||Hardin, Mrs. Mary E.|
|Maker||Hardin, Mrs. Mary E. Hardin|
|Dimensions||H-30.063 W-25 D-0.875 inches|
|Description||This is bust portrait of Governor James F. Robinson. The portrait shows an older gentleman with an receding blonde hairline and a blank expression. He wears a black suit, with a vest and tie along with a white shirt with a high collar. His blue eyes stare off into the distance. He has been painted in front of a wash of browns.|
|Notes||James Fisher Robinson (1800-1882) both born and died in Scott County, was a Whig who later became a Democrat. He attended Forest Hill Academy and then Transylvania University in 1818. He was a lawyer and state senator. He acted in the senate in 1851 and 1861 and was elected Speaker of the House in 1862. Robinson was a staunch Unionist as Governor (1862-1863) during the Civil War, opposing secession and abolition, but also criticizing the national administration. As governor, he championed higher taxes to support the state militia and education, but, because of the war, accomplished little in either area. He died at his estate "Cardome" near Georgetown, Kentucky.|
|Collection||KHS Museum Collection|
Hardin, Mrs. Mary E.
Robinson, James F.
Scott County (Ky.)
|Physical Holder||Kentucky Historical Society - KHS|