Cornyn Honors Amarillo’s Judge Mary Lou Robinson

In: All News   Posted 01/31/2019

WASHINGTON – Today on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) honored Mary Lou Robinson, who recently passed away after a life of service to Amarillo.  Last year, Sen. Cornyn introduced legislation to rename the federal building and courthouse in Amarillo in her honor. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s floor remarks are below, and video can be found here.

“When you talk about women opening doors in Texas, you can't leave out Mary Lou Robinson, who sadly passed away last weekend at the age of 92.”

“Her career is impressive not only for its length, but for its quality. One attorney practicing before Judge Robinson noted, he said, ‘Lawyers may disagree on a lot of things, but most of us all agree that she treats everyone equally and fairly.’ That's high praise for a district judge. Judge Robinson will be remembered as an inspiring and devoted judge, an early advocate for women's rights, and a beloved member of her community.”

“Last summer, Senator Cruz and I introduced a bill to rename the federal building and courthouse in Amarillo the Marvin Jones Federal Building and the Mary Lou Robinson United States Courthouse. This lasting testament to her judicial career will live on for generations, and I’m proud…Senator Cruz and I were able to submit this legacy for this legal pioneer.

“So while our family sends our prayers to the family of Mary Lou Robinson, we can all be proud of her distinguished career of service, not only in her beloved community in Amarillo but to the state of Texas and to the nation as a whole.”