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Alexander IRVIN

(1800-1874)

IRVIN, Alexander, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Penns Valley, Center County, Pa., January 18, 1800; attended the public schools; moved to Curwensville in 1820 and to Clearfield, Pa., in 1826; engaged in mercantile and lumbering pursuits; treasurer of Clearfield County 1828-1830; member of the State senate in 1837 and 1838; prothonotary of the court of common pleas in 1842; clerk of the several courts; recorder of deeds and register of wills of Clearfield County 1842-1844; elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth Congress (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1849); was not a candidate for renomination; United States marshal for the western district of Pennsylvania from January 17 to September 3, 1850, when he resigned, being succeeded by his brother, William Irvin; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1872; engaged in mercantile pursuits at Clearfield, Clearfield County, Pa., until his death on March 20, 1874; interment in the Reed addition to the Old Graveyard.

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

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