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History and GovernmentCongressional BiographiesPennsylvania

James IRVIN

(1800-1862)

IRVIN, James, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Linden Hall, Center County, Pa., February 18, 1800; attended the common schools; became engaged in mercantile pursuits, milling, mining, and manufacturing in Oak Hill, Milesburg, and Bellefonte, Pa.; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh and Twenty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1841-March 3, 1845); unsuccessful Whig candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania in 1847; United States naval storekeeper at Philadelphia in 1857; died in Hecla, Schuylkill County, Pa., on November 28, 1862; interment in the Union Cemetery, Bellefonte, Pa.

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

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