Arthur Raymond Robinson was born in Pickerington, Ohio, in 1881. A graduate of Ohio Northern, the Indiana Law School, and the University of Chicago, he was admitted to the bar in 1910. His book “Memory and the Executive Mind” was published in 1912.
He was an Indiana Senator from 1914-1918 before serving as a first lieutenant, captain, and major in the United States Army in World War I. He resumed practicing law following the war and served as the judge of the Marion Superior Court in 1921 and 1922. In 1925, he was appointed to the United States Senate. He won the election for his seat in 1926 and served until 1935. He served as chairman for the Committee on Pensions in the 70th through 72nd Congresses, and practiced law until his death in 1961.