John Jay Robison (1824-1897) was a school teacher, farmer, state senator, county clerk, and mayor of Ann Arbor.

John Robison and Altha Gillet Robison's farm still exists at 18652 Pleasant Lake Road in Sharon Township, Washtenaw County, Michigan.


Robison, John J. (b. 1824) — of Sharon Township, Washtenaw County, Mich.; Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Phelps, Ontario County, N.Y., August 23, 1824. Son of Gertrude Robison (1797-1878) and Andrew Robison; married, May 2, 1847, to Altha E. Gillett. Democrat. Member of Michigan state senate 8th District, 1863-64; Washtenaw County Clerk, 1869-72, 1883-86; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1872; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 2nd District, 1874, 1876; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Washtenaw County 3rd District, 1879-80; mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1886-87. Scotch-Irish, English, and Dutch ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.