ROBINSON, Henry Mauris

Present Whereabouts Unknown.

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The sitter was born in Ravenna, Ohio in September 12, 1868 and died in Pasadena, California on November 3, 1937. He graduated from Cornell University in 1888, and practised law in Youngstown and New York until he moved to California in 1906. He married Laurabelle Arms in 1894. He was Chairman of the Security-First National Bank of Los Angeles, the Chairman of the Pacific Southwest Realty Company amongst others. He was on the Council of National Defence 1917-18, and a member of the Supreme Economic Council at the Peace Conference in Paris in 1919. He was subsequently awarded the Legion d’Honneur in 1920 as well as receiving honours from Belgium and Italy. After the War he took part in many governmental economic and political committees. He was also the Chairman of the board of Trustees of the Huntington Gallery and the California Institute of Technology.

Painted in San Marino, California. In Muller-Ury’s entry in Who Was Who in America, Henry Robinson’s name is mentioned immediately following that of Henry E. Huntington, after whose death in 1927 Robinson continued as a Trustee of the Huntington Library and Art Gallery.