William Robertson (disambiguation)

William Robertson or Bill Robertson is a name also shared by the following individuals:

Public officials

*William Robertson (politician) (ca. 1760–1806), Scottish immigrant who became prominent in Upper Canada business and politics
*William J. Robertson (1817–1898), American jurist, from Virginia, served as first president of the Virginia Bar Association in 1889
*William H. Robertson (1823–1898), American politician who was a prominent power broker in New York from the 1850s to the 1890s
*William Robertson (Ontario) (born 1897), Canadian political figure; represented Wentworth in Legislative Assembly of Ontario (1943–48)
*Bill Robertson (born 1938), American local political figure; Democrat from Louisiana; since 1990, mayor of Minden in Webster Parish

ports figures

*William Robertson (cricketer) (1861–1938), Australian right-handed batsman, known as "Digger Robertson" who played in 1885
*William Robertson (Welsh footballer) (1873–after 1903), Welsh inside-forward, later wing-half, whose career lasted from 1894 to 1903
*William Robertson (English footballer) (born 1984), English defender; career began 2006; plays for New Zealand team Canterbury United


*William Robertson (historian) (1721–1793), Scottish historian who served as Principal of the University of Edinburgh from 1762 to 1793
*Thomas William Robertson (1829–1871), Anglo-Irish playwright and producer/director who introduced innovative stage techniques


*Frederick William Robertson (1816–1853), English minister remembered as "Robertson of Brighton" for his deeply-felt sermons
*William Bruce Robertson (1820–1886), Scottish Secession/United Presbyterian Church minister renowned as a preacher for 35 years

Military personnel

*William Robertson (VC) (1865–1949), Scottish sergeant-major, received Britain's highest military award during the Boer War in 1899
*William Robertson, American army second lieutenant made famous by the Handshake of Torgau on Elbe Day, April 25, 1945

=See also=
*William Robertson Boggs (1829–1911), American military leader; Georgia-born Civil War brigadier general in the Confederate Army
*William Robertson Smith (1846–1894), Scottish orientalist, Old Testament scholar and editor of the Encyclopedia Britannica
*William Robertson McKenney (1851–1916), American politician who, in March 1895–May 1896, represented Virginia in U. S. Congress
*William Robertson Nicoll (1851–1923), Scottish Nonconformist minister and prolic writer and founder of literary publications
*William Robertson Coe (1869–1955), English-born American top business executive and philanthropist
*William Robertson Wood (1874–after 1920), Canadian politician and Presbyterian minister in Manitoba legislature 1915–20
*William Robertson Warren (1879–1927), Newfoundland politician who, in July 1923–April 1924, served as the dominion's Prime Minister

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