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Irving Webster DREW

(1845-1922)
Senate Years of Service:
1918-1918
Party:
Republican

DREW, Irving Webster, a Senator from New Hampshire; born in Colebrook, Coos County, N.H., January 8, 1845; attended Kimball Union Academy and graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1870; moved to Lancaster, N.H., where he studied law; admitted to the bar in 1871 and commenced practice in Lancaster; appointed major of the New Hampshire National Guard in 1876 and served three years; member, State senate 1883-1884; left the Democratic Party in 1896 and became a member of the Republican Party; delegate to the State constitutional conventions in 1902 and 1912; engaged in banking and the railroad business; appointed on September 2, 1918, as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Jacob H. Gallinger and served from September 2, to November 5, 1918, when a successor was elected; was not a candidate for election; retired from active business pursuits; died in Montclair, Essex County, N.J., April 10, 1922; interment in Summer Street Cemetery, Lancaster, Coos County, N.H.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present