Edward David Walker Robinson (1915 - 1960)

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Edward David (Walker) Robinson
1915 - 1960
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1915
Collingwood, VIC Australia 3066
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January 13, 1960
Brunswick, VIC Australia 3056
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Edward David Walker Robinson was born in 1915 in Collingwood, VIC Australia. He was born into the Walker family and married into the Robinson family. He was born to David Robinson and Jane Smyth, with sibling Alfred Charles. According to his family tree, Edward was father to 1 child. He married Rene Moone, and they gave birth to Lawrence Mooney. He would also marry Sarah Rutherford. Edward died on January 13, 1960 in Brunswick, VIC Australia at age 45.
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The Age, Melbourne, January 1960.
ROBINSON.-On January 13, Edward Alfred, the dearly beloved husband of Rene, of 103 Stewart street, Brunswick, and loving father of Edward, Lawrence, James (deceased) and Marenec. Aged 44 years. In Gods care.

ROBINSON.-On January 13, Edward Alfred,
beloved son of Sarah and the late Edward Robinson, loved brother of Robert and Violet
( Mrs. Duncan), brother-in-law of Steve, and loving uncle of Ronald and Stewart.

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In 1915, in the year that Edward David Walker Robinson was born, the Germans first used poison gas as a weapon at the second Battle of Ypres during World War I. While noxious gases had been used since ancient times, this was the first use of poisonous gas - in this case, lethal chlorine gas - in modern war. Subsequently, the French and British - as well as the United States when they entered World War 1 - developed and used lethal gas in war.

In 1933, at the age of 18 years old, Edward was alive when the day after being inaugurated, the new President, Franklin Roosevelt, declared a four-day bank holiday to stop people from withdrawing their money from shaky banks (the bank run). Within 5 days of his administration, the Emergency Banking Act was passed - reorganizing banks and closing insolvent ones. In his first 100 days, he asked Congress to repeal Prohibition (which they did), signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act, signed legislation that paid commodity farmers to leave their fields fallow, thus ending surpluses and boosting prices, signed a bill that gave workers the right to unionize and bargain collectively for higher wages and better working conditions as well as suspending some antitrust laws and establishing a federally funded Public Works Administration, and won passage of 12 other major laws that helped the economy.

In 1944, Edward was 29 years old when on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

In 1950, when he was 35 years old, in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

In 1960, in the year of Edward David Walker Robinson's passing, on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

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