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Robert L. Warren (1842-?)
Politician and news business, owned the Bay City Journal.

1888 biography. (Added Mar., 2009)

Early History of Michigan with Biographies of
State Officers, Members of Congress Judges and Legislatures. (1888)


Representative from Van Buren county in 1883, was born in Bennington, Mich., January 2, 1842. He removed to Flint when a boy, residing there till 1869. He entered Michigan University in 1860, leaving there to enter the military service in the late rebellion, serving until the close of the Vicksburg campaign, when he was discharged by reason of disability. Entered law department Michigan University in 1864, and graduated in 1866, began the practice of law, continuing about one year, then assuming the duties of local editor on the Wolverine Citizen. Subsequently removed to Bay City, taking control of the Journal of that city, which he converted into a daily, and conducted it until sold to Hon. James Birney. Also published Saginaw Daily Enterprise. Removed to Van Buren county in 1875, and published the Lawrence Advertiser, and was editor and publisher of the Decatur Republican. He now resides at Albion, and is editor and publisher of the Albion Recorder.

From son's bio. - Added July, 2011.

History of Michigan, Vol. 2 - Moore, 1892.

Charles Beecher Warren was born in Bay City, Michigan, April 10th, 1870. His parents Hon. Robert L. and Caroline (Beecher) Warren, were born in Michigan and their respective families were among the pioneers of the State. Robert L. Warren after spending his youth in Flint, graduated from the University of Michigan, and became prominent as an editor and publisher. He had no small influence in upbuilding of the Saginaw Valley, where he was one of the first to publish a daily newspaper. Robert L. Warren founded the Bay City Journal and the Saginaw Daily Enterprise, and for a time was owner and editor the daily newspapers in the city of Ann Arbor, where he consolidated the competitive journals under the ownership of a single company. He is now living in retirement at Ann Arbor. He served in the army, leaving the University of Michgan when he was a student, but returned later and continued his studies until graduation. During his earlier life he served as member of the State legislature, and has always taken an active part in Republican poltics, and in 1908 was a delegate from the second congressional district to the Republican National Convention. For a number of years he has served as president of the board of trustees of the Michigan school for the Deaf at Flint.

Father bio. - Added July, 2011.

Early History of Michigan with Biographies of
State Officers, Members of Congress Judges and Legislatures. (1888)


Represenative from Genesee county in 1848, was born in Orwell, Vt., Sept. 15, 1818. Attended district school and Shoreham academy; taught school in Benson, Vt., in 1829; came to Michigan in 1833, and taught school; at the age of twenty-two was a justice and supervisor, holding the latter office most of the time for forty years; was postmaster at Fentonville; director of schools in Flint for ten years; for many years chairman o the congressional committee in the sixth district; and collector of internal revenue for that district under Lincoln. Married Anne K. West in 1834, and celebrated his golden wedding at Albion, where he now resides. Was a Whig until 1854, since a Republican.

Additional Notes:

    Past & Present of Washtenaw Co., Michigan
    Robert L. Warrens:

  • Parents: Samuel N. & Anna K. Warren
  • Married: Miss Carrie W. Beecher of Flint, on Dec. 21, 1865.
  • Children: William B., died in 1884; Mrs. Emily L. Ware; Charles B.
  • Military: Served in Co. K, Twenty-third Michigan Infantry.

    1865 - Michigan Marriages: Flint,Genesee, Mich.

  • Robert L. Warren, b. 1842, married on Dec. 21, 1865, Carrie W. Beecher, b. 1843.

    1870 - Michigan Births: Bay City, Bay, Mich.

  • Charles B. Warren born April 10, 1870, son of Robert L (editor) and Carrie Warren.

    1880 - Census: Lawrence, Van Buren, Mich.

  • Warren, L. Robert - b. 1843 Mich. - editor
  • B. Carrie, wife - b. 1843 Mich.
  • B. Charles, son - b. 1870 Mich.
  • B. William, son - b. 1871 Mich.

    1880 - Census: Hartford, Van Buren, Mich.

  • Warren, Samuel - b. 1814 Vermont - attorney
  • Anna K., wife - b. 1818 Kentucky
  • Lizzie, dau. - b. 1864 Ohio

    1900 - Census: Carlotte city, Easton, Mich.

  • Warren, Robert S. - b. Jan 1843, Mich. - pub. newspaper
  • Carrie B., wife - b. Feb. 1843 Mich.
  • Samuel M. father - b. Sep 1812 Vermont.
    (died Sep. 3, 1904, Ann Abor. Father David, mother S. Spauldng.)
  • Anna K. mother - b. Aug 1818 Vermont.
Related Pages/Notes

Related Pages:
Warren, Charles B. (son)
Warren, Byron E. (bro)
Bay Co. Civil War History
People Referenced
Beecher, Caroline W. (wife)
Birney, James
Spaulding, S. (g-mother)
Ware, Mr.
West, Anne K. (mother)
Warren, Charles B. (son)
Warren, David (g-father)
Warren, Emily L. (dau.)
Warren, Lizzie (sis)
Warren, Samuel N. (father)
Warren, William (son)
Subjects Referenced
23d Mich. Inf., Co. K
Albion, MI
Albion Recorder
Ann Arbor, MI
Bay City, MI
Bay city Journal
Bennington, MI
Benson, VT
Charlotte city,MI
Civil War
Decatur Republican
Easton Co., MI
Fentonville, MI
Flint, MI
Genesee Co., MI
Lawrence, MI
Lawrence Advertiser
Mich. legislaure
Mich. School for Deaf
Newspaper business
Orwell, VT
Saginaw Daily Enterprise
Saginaw Valley
Univ. of Michigan
VanBuren Co., MI
Vicksburg campaign
Washtenaw Co., MI
Wolverine Citizen
Internet Resources
[Google Books] Past & Present of Washtenaw co., Michigan, contains more extensive biography of subject.
WRITINGS: History As It Was Written Then.