John Robinson

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John Robinson served as chancellor of the College of William and Mary from 1714 until 1721. During his life, he was also the British Envoy to Sweden (1683–1703), the Lord Privy Seal (1711–1713) and the Bishop of Bristol (1710–1714). He served as the Bishop of London from 1714 until 1723.


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Preceded by College of William and Mary Chancellor Succeeded by
Thomas Tenison


John Robinson


William Wake


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