1931 — 2021
Eugene Robinson was born in Wynne Arkansas to Irene Strickland. He joined the Army as a Medic in June 1954, and was honorably discharged in July 1956 (Kansas). While attending Texas College in Tyler, Texas, Eugene met his wife Ida M. Robinson. They married on July 29, 1961. Eugene received a Masters in Education from Texas College, and taught several years before moving with his family to Jefferson, Texas. Upon arrival, he was first employed as a teacher, then Blackburn Syrup, and lastly Thiokol Ammunition?all the while, nurturing his passion in Politics. He was influential in the desegregation of Jefferson I.S.D., and also served as President of the local NAACP. Eugene was the first, and...