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Edward Robb


Edward Robb, a prominent young lawyer of Perryville, Mo., is a native of the county, born in 1857, and is a son of Dr. Lucius F. and Lucinda C. (Shaner) Robb.

Dr. Lucius E. Robb was of Irish lineage, born in Rutherford County, Tenn., in 1830. His medical education was secured at Louisville Medical College, Louisville, Ky., from which institution he graduated with the degree of M. D. When about twenty-five years of age he located at Brazeau, Perry Co., Mol, and began practicing his profession. He was married about 1852. He was one of the most successful physicians and surgeons of the county, but died just in the prime of life in 1864.

His wife, who was of German descent, was born in Perry County, Mo., in 1829, and died in 1878. They were the parents of six children, four of whom are living, viz.: William, an attorney at law, Perryville, Mo., Edward, Laura, wife of John P. Robb, at California, and Anne?, wife of James M. Hatcher, also of California.

William received his literary education at the Southeast Missouri Normal at Cape Girardeau, and graduated from the law department of the Missouri State University in 1845. For the last few years, he and Edward have been practicing their profession in partnership.

The latter was education in the common schools in Fruitland Academy, Cape Girardeau County, Mo., and the State University, graduating firm the law department of the latter institution in March 1879, with the degree of L .L. B. The following May, he returned to Perryville and immediately entered upon the practice of his profession. During 1880 he was in partnership with Judge J. H. Nicholson.

In 1880 he was elected prosecuting attorney of Perry County, and was elected in 1883. In 1884 he was elected to represent Perry County in the thirty-third General Assembly of the State of Missouri, and served on the following committees: Criminal Jurisprudence, Federal Relations and Universities.

In 1886 he was elected to the thirty-fourth assembly, and served on the same, committees as before, and during the extra session of that assembly was on the committee of internal improvements. Mr. Robb is one of the leading members of the bar of Perry County, and is a practical business man. He is a member of the A. O U. W.

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The Goodspeed Publishing Company compiled a series of histories of various counties in the U.S. in the late 19th century. The information in the History of Southeast Missouri, published in 1888, was provided by the contemporary residents of Perry County and her neighboring counties. The biographies are a valuable source of genealogical information, despite a few minor inaccuracies. We are glad to present the transcribed biographies here for anyone researching Perry County's history.

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