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Arthur "Art" Dale Robertson

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Published: February 5, 2013

Arthur "Art" Dale Robertson, of Little Rock, died Saturday, February 2, 2013 surrounded by his family. He was born in London, England on Oct. 17, 1925 to the late James B. and Elizabeth G. Robertson. At the age of three he moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he grew up with his brother Alan. After serving in the Navy during World War II, Art graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism before settling down in Little Rock.

During his career in public relations, Art played a pivotal role in the resurgence of Arkansas' Republican Party during the 1960's and ‘70's. After politics, he went to work for the Veteran's Administration in several capacities until his retirement.

Outside of his family, Art's passion was tennis. His proudest and happiest moment was in 1993 when he captained a group of friends from the Little Rock Athletic Club and they became the first Arkansans to win

a United States Team Tennis National Championship.

Art was a longtime supporter of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Arkansas Repertory Theater, and Wildwood Park for the Performing Arts. He was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church where he has served as an Elder.

Art is survived by his wife of 57 years, Virginia "Ginny" Robertson; son, Scott, of Little Rock; daughter and son-in-law, Ginny and George Kobe of Fayetteville; and four beloved grandchildren, Matthew Robertson of

Essex, New York, Molly Robertson of Little Rock, Kristen Kobe of Little Rock and Kimmery Kobe of Fayetteville.

Services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at Grace Presbyterian Church, 9301 N. Rodney Parham Rd., Little Rock. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the church. Arrangements by Little Rock Funeral Home, 8801 Knoedl Ct., (501) 224-2200. Art's online guestbook may be signed at

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