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Irwin, Thomas

Born February 22, 1785, in Philadelphia, PA
Died May 14, 1870, in Pittsburgh, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Received a recess appointment from Andrew Jackson on April 14, 1831, to a seat vacated by William Wilkins; nominated to the same position by Andrew Jackson on December 7, 1831. Confirmed by the Senate on March 21, 1832, and received commission on March 21, 1832. Service terminated on January 4, 1859, due to resignation.

Franklin College (now Franklin and Marshall College)
Read law, 1808

Professional Career:

Editor, Philadelphia [Pennsylvania] Repository, 1804-
Private practice, Uniontown, Pennsylvania, 1808, 1811-1812, n.d.
Indian agent, Natchitoches, Louisiana, 1808-1810
Deputy attorney general, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, 1812-1819
State representative from Fayette County, Pennsylvania, 1824-1828
U.S. representative from Pennsylvania, 1829-1831
Private practice, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1859-1870