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Rose Mary Robinson

Rose Mary Robinson
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the 4th district
In office
January 1, 2013 – December 31, 2018
Preceded byMaureen Stapleton
Succeeded byIsaac Robinson
Personal details
Born (1939-12-12) December 12, 1939 (age 79)
Political partyDemocratic
RelativesIsaac Robinson (son)
OccupationLawyer, politician
Known forOne of the first women elected to Wayne County Commissioner in Michigan. Michigan Women's Hall of Fame Inductee.

Rose Mary Robinson (born December 12, 1939) is an American lawyer and a former Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives.

Early life

In 1939, Robinson was born.[1]


In 1972, Robinson earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Wayne State Law School in Detroit, Michigan.[2]


Robinson started her legal career as a Legal Council for American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees for Council 25.[2]

In 1970, with the help from John Dingell, Robinson was one of the first women elected as a County Commissioner in Wayne County, Michigan. Robinson served as the County Commissioner until 1982.[2][1][3]

In 2006, 2008, and 2010, Robinsons was a delegate for the Democratic Precinct.[2]

On November 6, 2012, Robinson won the election and became a member of the Michigan House of Representatives for District 4. Robinson defeated Ron Michalski with 95.30% of the votes. In November 2014, as the incumbent of District 4, Robinson defeated Edith Floyd with 94.57% of the votes. In February 2015, Robin introduced as a co-sponsonsor of HB 4209, a bill that establishes regulations for medical marijuana facilities.[4] In November 2016, as the incumbent of District 4, Robinson defeated Matt Schonert and Daniel Finn with 91.87% of the votes. Robinson served as a Representative until 2018. In September 2017, Robinson cosponsored HB 4991, a bill that appropriates $1.3 billion for fiscal year 2019.[5] Due to term limit, Robinson did not campaign in the 2018 election.[2][6][7][8] Robinson represented a district covering Hamtramck and a central portion of Detroit. Robinson has a long political career.


  • 2010 ARC Detroit Public Servant of the Year.[2]
  • 2011 Michigan Women's Hall of Fame Inductee. Area of Achievement: Law, Politics.[1][9]
  • Public Servant of the Year. Presented by National Organization for Women (NOW), Wayne County Chapter.[2]

Personal life

Robinson had six children. Robinson lives in Detroit, Michigan.[2] One of Robinson's children is Isaac Robinson, a lawyer and politician in Michigan.[3]

See also


  1. ^ a b c "Michigan Women's Hall of Fame - Inductees by Name - Rose Mary C. Robinson". Retrieved October 9, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Rose Mary Robinson's Biography". Vote Smart. Retrieved October 9, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Robinson on the Passing of Congressman John Dingell". February 8, 2019. Retrieved October 9, 2019.
  4. ^ "House Bill 4209 (2015)". 2015. Retrieved October 10, 2019.
  5. ^ "HB 4991 (2017)". 2017. Retrieved October 10, 2019.
  6. ^ "Rose Mary Robinson". Retrieved October 10, 2019.
  7. ^ Ware, J. Gabriel (June 10, 2018). "It's Young Black Women's Turn". Retrieved October 9, 2019.
  8. ^ "Election Season is off and running for Hantramck candidates". May 4, 2018. Retrieved October 9, 2019.
  9. ^ "Kelly, Moss, and Robinson inducted into Women's Hall of Fame". (login required). Retrieved October 9, 2019.(michiganlawyerblog)

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Political offices
Preceded by
Maureen Stapleton
Michigan Representatives 4th District
Succeeded by
Isaac Robinson