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April 22, 1957

Millard F. Robison, 81, a virtually life-time resident of Mt. Vernon whose capability, spirit of service and integrity were reflected in almost 60 years as a public official at Posey county and State of Indiana levels, died at 9:15 p.m. Easter Sunday (21 Apr 1957) at his home at 831 Walnut street.


He had been ill at his home for 15 months, suffering recurring strokes of paralysis.


An ardent Democrat, his public service rose above party affiliation.  He was successively deputy treasurer, deputy auditor and auditor of Posey county and for 18 years was a field examiner of the Indiana State Board of Accounts.  Following retirement from the latter position he served as deputy auditor under Auditor Loren F. Johnson until Dec 31, 1954 when he wrote finis to an outstanding career in public office.


His accuracy was a byword and his desire to be helpful to his constituents outstanding.  He viewed public office as a public trust and upon his requirement was recognized as one of Indiana's best informed and most conscientious public officials.


The body is at Short-Niehaus Funeral Home.  The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Short-Niehaus chapel.  Burial will be in Bellefontaine cemetery.  Friends may call at the chapel after 3 p.m. Tuesday.


Survivors include the wife, May, a semi invalid and invalid for many years to whom the deceased was devoted through 62 years of wedlock; several nieces and nephews, among them Mrs. Paul Thompson, Evansville, whom Mr. and Mrs. Robison reared; two granddaughters, Mrs. Robert Greenawalt and Mrs. Robert Lawson, both of Richmond, Va., who are daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Robison's deceased daughter, Gladys and two great grandchildren.


The deceased was a member of First Methodist church of Mt. Vernon and Mt. Vernon lodge No. 49, Independent Order of Odd Fellows.


He was a native of Cleves, Ohio, a son of Jesse Robison and Elizabeth McDaniel Robison.


The family came to Mt. Vernon when the late deceased was a boy.  His first public office was that of deputy Posey county treasurer.

*old scrapbook


Originally submitted by Betty Sellers