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George M. Robeson
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  George Robeson was born in Oxford Furnace, New Jersey in 1829. After a thorough preliminary training, he became a student at the College of New Jersey, where he graduated in 1847. He studied law and was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 1850. After being admitted to the Bar he began his practice in Newark.  
  In 1858 Governor Newell appointed Robeson as Prosecutor of the Pleas for Camden County. Robeson was nominated state Attorney General by Governor Marcus L. Ward in 1867. He accepted the nomination and was confirmed for the position. He resigned as Attorney General when he received the appointment of Secretary of the Navy by President Ulysses S. Grant on June 25, 1869. He held this office until March 1877 and became a member of Congress from March 18, 1879 through March 3, 1883.
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