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IRVINE, William

(1820—1882)


IRVINE, William, a Representative from New York; born in Whitneys Point, Broome County, N.Y., February 14, 1820; attended the common schools; moved to Greene County, N.Y., in 1841; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1849 and commenced practice in Corning, Steuben County, N.Y.; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1861); during the Civil War assisted in raising the Tenth Regiment, New York Volunteer Cavalry, of which he became lieutenant colonel November 25, 1861; brevetted colonel and brigadier general of Volunteers March 13, 1865; adjutant general on the staff of Governor Fenton in 1865 and 1866; moved to California and continued the practice of his profession until his death in San Francisco, Calif., November 12, 1882; interment in the Elmira Cemetery, Elmira, N.Y.

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

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