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William IRVING

(1766-1821)

IRVING, William, a Representative from New York; born in New York City August 15, 1766; completed preparatory studies; engaged in mercantile pursuits and also in fur trade with the Indians along the Mohawk River, residing at Johnstown and Caughnawaga, N.Y.; returned to New York City in 1793; elected as a Republican to the Thirteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Egbert Benson; reelected to the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Congresses and served from January 22, 1814, to March 3, 1819; contributed several essays and poems to Salmagundi, published by his brother, Washington Irving; died in New York City on November 9, 1821.

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

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