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William W. IRVIN

(17781842)

IRVIN, William W., a Representative from Ohio; born near Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Va., about 1778; pursued an academic course; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1800 and commenced practice in his native county; moved to Lancaster, Ohio, about 1801 and continued the practice of his profession; appointed an associate judge of the court of common pleas for Fairfield County by the first general assembly in 1803; was impeached in 1804 by the State house of representatives and subsequently removed from office by the decision of the senate; member of the State house of representatives in 1806 and 1807; justice of the State supreme court 1810-1815; again a member of the State house of representatives 1825-1827 and served as speaker in 1825 and 1826; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses (March 4, 1829-March 3, 1833); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1832 to the Twenty-third Congress; returned to his farm near Lancaster, Ohio, and engaged in agricultural pursuits until his death March 28, 1842.

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

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