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