William W. Irvin

William W. Irvin (* April 5, 1779 in Charlottesville, Virginia; † March 27, 1842 in Lancaster, Ohio) was an American lawyer and politician. Between 1829 and 1833 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Irvin enjoyed an academic education. After a subsequent study of law and its made ​​in 1800 admitted to the bar he began to work in his home in this profession. Around the year 1801, he moved his residence and his law firm to Lancaster in the North West territories. In 1803 he was an Associate Justice on the Court of Appeal in Fairfield County. The following year he was released from the state Legislature of this office. Between 1806 and 1807 Irvin sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Ohio; 1810 to 1815 he was judge of the Supreme Court of Ohio. In the 1820s he joined the movement to the future President Andrew Jackson and became a member of the Democratic Party, founded in 1828 by this. Between 1825 and 1827 he was again a deputy in the State Parliament, he served as its President in the years 1825 and 1826.

In the congressional elections of 1828 Irvin was in the ninth election district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Philemon Beecher on March 4, 1829. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1833 two legislative sessions. Since the inauguration of President Jackson in 1829, was discussed inside and outside of Congress vehemently about its policy. It was about the controversial enforcement of the Indian Removal Act, the conflict with the State of South Carolina, which culminated in the Nullifikationskrise, and banking policy of the President.

In 1832, Irvin was not re-elected. After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he returned to Lancaster, where he worked on his farm in agriculture. He died on 27 May 1842 in Lancaster, where he was also buried.