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William Wallace Irwin

  • Birth 16 Sep 1803 Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 15 Sep 1856 Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot 19-16-8
  • Memorial ID 12760417

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.


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  • Originally Created by: Peterborough "K"
  • Added: 21 Dec 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12760417
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Wallace Irwin (16 Sep 1803–15 Sep 1856), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12760417, citing Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .