William Edward “Ed” Robinson III (Gamma–Georgia ’62) was recently featured in the Union Recorder.
The article details Ed’s tenacity and dedication during one summer while home from college serving as “campaign manager” for his cousin, Culver Kidd. While they were unsuccessful in getting Kidd elected as lieutenant governor of Georgia in 1962, Kidd did go on to serve as state senator for 25 years.
Ed landed on his feet as well, earning a degree in Money and Banking from the Univerity of Georgia in 1964 and becoming a pillar in the Milledgeville community. Ed went on to become a dealer/operator at Robinson-Morris Oldsmobile Pontiac, then a CFO at Citizens and Southern Bank of Milledgeville, and finally he worked at Georgia College for 25 years, first as HR director and then as environmental health and safety coordinator.
Some of his affiliations and accomplishments include multiple roles at the First Methodist Church of Milledgeville, city of Milledgeville alderman, and scoutmaster of BSA Troop 87.
Additionally, when working at Georgia College, then Executive Director of Kappa Alpha Order William E. Forester (Gamma Gamma–Memphis ’49) asked Ed to start a chapter there. The Epsilon Nu Chapter was chartered in 1982, and, in addition to his two sons joining KA through the chapter, Ed served as chapter advisor. In April 2023, Ed was inducted into the Hardeman Province Court of Honor.
He also founded the William E. Robinson IV Memorial Scholarship at Georgia Military College for children of Peace Officers after his son, Will, was tragically shot and killed while working as a sheriff’s deputy in 1995.
At the young age of 82 years old, Ed just recently finished a term as president of the local Kiwanis Club and was honored with the Kiwanis Lt. Governor’s Leadership Medal.