Dalton D. Robinson was born in St. Thomas, Jamaica, one of nine children in a family of three boys and six girls. He received his formal education at Font Hill Primary School, Morant Bay High School, Excelsior High School and Excelsior Community College. He is married to Carol Robinson and are the proud parents of five children.
Dalton was very involved during school years in extracurricular activities and among his attributes, he was a 4-H Clun President, class president, student council representative, an athlete, college campus journalist, and a participant in various other clubs.
After two years of college, he left to join the staff on Jamaica National Commercial Bank where he spent ten years and rose to the position of Treasury Officer, and also spearheaded the total quality management team. While working he was heavily involved in community development and volunteered his services as a community coordinator for over ten years. During his tenure, he was able to secure over a million Jamaican dollars for community projects from international organizations like the US Peace Corps, the Inter-American Development Bank and the Canadian International Development Agency. Dalton migrated to the United States in 1996 and after a couple of years in the real estate field, he joined the staff of Assemblyman N. Nick Perry in March 2000 where he presently serves as his District Office Manager.
Still very active in community development, he is the founder and facilitator of the Font Hill Alumni Foundation specializing in the educational development of children, and working to create opportunities for the community at large. He helped to coordinate the establishment of a computer lab at the school in his community where students can learn and participate in the digital revolution and help bridge the divide in this technological era. A part of this is fulfilling a charge from his grandfather: ‘Do good always, to all the people you can, just as long as you can, and your reward will be good, as long as you live. Whatever you do, make sure it benefits someone else other than yourself.’
The Robinson Family worships at Deeper Life World Outreach Ministries, 837 Rogers Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, under the leadership of Bishop Dr. Claude Hibbert, where Dalton serves on the ministerial team as an elder.