Sep. 16, 1803 Pittsburgh Allegheny County Pennsylvania, USA
Sep. 15, 1856 Pittsburgh Allegheny County Pennsylvania, USA
US Congressman, Pittsburgh Mayor. He served as Mayor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from 1840 to 1841. He was elected as a Whig to represent Pennsylvania's 22nd Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1841 to 1843. He chose not to run for re-election, and was appointed by President John Tyler as United States Chargé d'Affaires to Denmark, serving in that diplomatic post from 1843 to 1847. His wife, Sophia Arabella Bache Irwin, was a great-granddaughter of Benjamin Franklin.