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Jared IRWIN

(1768-1818)

IRWIN, Jared, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Georgia on January 19, 1768; appointed commissioner for valuation of lands and dwellings and enumeration of slaves for the second division of Georgia on July 17, 1798; engaged in mercantile pursuits at Milton, Pa.; served as postmaster of Milton, Pa., from June 1, 1802, to June 29, 1803; sheriff of Northumberland County 1808-1812; member of the State house of representatives in 1811; served as colonel of the Fifth Rifle Regiment in the War of 1812; elected as a Republican to the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Congresses (March 4, 1813-March 3, 1817); in 1817 assisted in the establishment of a short-lived revolutionary government on Amelia Island, Fla.; died in Fernandina, Fla., on September 20, 1818.

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

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