CAREER HIGHLIGHTS OF C. B. ROBINSON
Representing House District 28; born February 4, 1911, Chattanooga, Tennessee; married to Lillian Davis; one child and a granddaughter; Retired Educator and Real Estate Broker; BS Tennessee State University; MED Atlanta University; post graduate University of Wisconsin; President local chapter of Tennessee Voterís Council, a founder and co-chairman of State TVC; 1941 plaintiff for equalization of salaries for the Chattanooga school system. Attorneys Henry Elmore and Thurgood Marshall; delegate to the White House Conference on Children and Youth 1960; life member NEA, NAACP, Tennessee Federation of the Aged, NAASP, and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity; city of Chattanooga Ambassador of Good Will Certificates 1968; invited by President John F. Kennedy and attended a conference for educators at the White House; Distinguished Service Plaque from the Chattanooga Chapter of the NAACP; Appreciation Award from Chattanooga City College for Meritorious Service; Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity's Man of the Year Award; 1973 Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity's Distinguished Service Award; Achievement Award of the National Association for Study of Afro-American Life and History 1977; Orchard Knob Baptist Church Outstanding Christian Service Award 1977; Trustee and Chairman Board of Directors Orchard Knob Baptist Church; National Business League Board; Invited to the White House for briefing by President Lyndon B. Johnson and President Jimmy Carter; The Clarence B. Robinson Bridge across the Tennessee River in Chattanooga was named in his honor in 1981; TSU's National and Local Distinguished Service Awards 1981; National Man of the Year Award, Phi Delta Kappa Sorority, 1977; Chairman Emeritus Black Caucus Tennessee General Assembly; Democratic Platform Advisory Committee 1980; Kappa Laurel Wreath Commission; Received TEA's E. Harper Johnson Award 1982; C.B. Robinson Classroom named in his honor at the Orchard Knob Baptist Church 1977; Outstanding Service Award from the Hamilton County Democratic Party 1985; Orchard Park Seventh Day Adventist Church "Citizen Award" 1985; C.B. Robinson Scholarship Fund established at the Orchard Knob Baptist Church 1984; C.B. Robinson Scholarship Fund established in his honor by the Howard High School Class of '29 - 1979; in 1983 invited by President Ronald Reagan to the White House Conference on the Aged; elected Vice Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus 1985; Convener of the Black Elected Official's Network of Chattanooga-Hamilton County 1984-85; presented Citizen of the Year Award by Prince Hall Grand Lodge F.&A.M. of Tennessee; Greater Brainerd Associated Jaycees Honorary Life Member 1984; secured from R.J. Reynold's Tobacco Company $1000.00 dollars for the Afro-American Heritage Council Museum; at his 6th Annual Appreciation Dinner was presented by friends an oil painted portrait by Herman Sardin, a former student and nationally renowned artist 1984; The Institute for the Study of Education Policy from Howard University held a reception in C.B. Robinson's honor at The John F. Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. in 1984. The ISEP Monitor, a quarterly publication of the institute, gave 27 pages including the cover to the Life Story of Representative C.B. Robinson five pages in an additional edition covered the reception and a speech Mr. Robinson delivered there. Member of 89th, 90th, 91st, 92nd, 93rd, 94th, 96th 97th, and 98th General Assemblies.
After Thirty-nine years in education and eighteen years in the Tennessee Legislature, he retired November 1992. He is the recipient of the 1993 School Bell Award and the Tennessee State University Alumni Award, Chattanooga Chapter.