Born near Trenton, Arkansas, Macon was left an orphan at the age of nine. He attended the public schools and studied at home. He engaged in agricultural pursuits. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1891 and commenced practice in Helena, Arkansas. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1883-1887. He served as clerk of the circuit court 1892-1896. He served as prosecuting attorney for the first judicial district 1898-1902.
Macon was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1913). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination. He continued the practice of law in Helena, Arkansas, until he retired in 1917. He died in Marvell, Arkansas, October 9, 1925. He was interred in Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee.
- United States Congress. "Robert B. Macon (id: M000035)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Arkansas's 1st congressional district
March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1913