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Thursday September 3rd, 2015 11:52PM

Former Gainesville College dean dies at 95

By Staff
DAWSONVILLE - A man who started his teaching career in a one room school in Dawson County and later became the Dean of College Relations at Gainesville State College has died at the age of 95.

Dr. Herbert W. Robinson taught in both the Dawson and Lumpkin County School Systems as well as on the college level at the University of South Carolina, the University of Georgia, Brenau University and Gainesville State College.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow at First Baptist Church of Dawsonville.

Robinson, who lived in Oakwood, passed away Thursday July 19, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health.

Robinson was a 1933 graduate of Dawson County High School, graduated from North Georgia College when it was a two year college, and earned his B.A., Masters and Doctor of Education degrees from the University of Georgia.

Gainesville College opened in 1966 with Dr. Robinson serving as Dean of Student Affairs. He later became Dean of College Relations where he remained until his retirement in 1979. The University System of Georgia officially bestowed to him the titles of Emeritus Dean and Professor of Political Science.

The Dawson County Board of Education dedicated and named Herbert W. Robinson Elementary School in his honor in 1988. Dr. Robinson served as President of the Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals and served as President of the Georgia Retired Teachers Association.

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