The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Robins, Raymond
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ROBINS, Raymond, American social economist: b. Staten Island, N. Y., 17 Sept. 1873. He was graduated at Columbian (now George Washington) University in 1896, and was engaged in settlement work in Chicago in 1902-05. He was a member of the Chicago board of education in 1906-09, and was social service expert for the Men and Religion Forward Movement in 1911-12, making a world tour in its interests in 1913. He was the Progressive candidate for United States senator from Illinois in 1914, and was leader of the National Christian Social Evangelistic campaign in 1915. He is an eloquent and forcible speaker and an advocate of organized labor and land value taxation.