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Thomas Irwin (February 22, 1785 – May 14, 1870) was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Thomas Irwin was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended the common schools and Franklin College, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He became editor of the Philadelphia Repository in 1804. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1808 and commenced practice in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. He was appointed Indian agent at Natchitoches, Louisiana, where he also engaged in the practice of law for two years. He returned to Uniontown in 1811 and resumed the practice of law. He was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1824 to 1828.

Irwin was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first Congress. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1830. He was appointed a United States judge for the western district of Pennsylvania on April 14, 1831, and served until February 8, 1859, when he resigned under threat of impeachment. He lived in retirement until his death in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Interment in Allegheny Cemetery.


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Preceded by
Andrew Stewart
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 14th congressional district

1829 - 1831
Succeeded by
Andrew Stewart


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