James K. Robertson was born in 1933 in Midland and graduated from Midland High School in 1951. He attended the University of Michigan School of Design before graduating from Michigan State University. After serving in the U.S. Army, Jim worked at Nehil Lumber as a designer, and then owned and operated James K. Robertson Designer and Midland Blueprint. He also served on the Midland Planning Commission.
Mr. Robertson died in 1985.