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Harvey Samuel Irwin (December 10, 1844 – September 3, 1916) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky.

Harvey Samuel Irwin
A man with dark hair and a bushy mustache and beard wearing a black jacket and tie and white shirt
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1901 – March 3, 1903
Preceded byOscar Turner
Succeeded byJ. Swagar Sherley
Personal details
Born(1844-12-10)December 10, 1844
Highland County, Ohio
DiedSeptember 3, 1916(1916-09-03) (aged 71)
Vienna, Virginia
Resting placeCave Hill Cemetery
Political partyRepublican
SignatureH. S. Irwin
Military service
Branch/serviceUnion Army
Battles/warsAmerican Civil War

Born in Highland County, Ohio, Irwin attended the public schools. He was graduated from the high school of Greenfield, Ohio. He studied law, but abandoned the same to enlist in the Union Army during the Civil War. Assisted in raising a regiment of Artillery and was commissioned a lieutenant. Transferred to a special corps in the Regular Army, in which he served until the close of the war. He settled in Louisville, Kentucky. He resumed the study of law. He was admitted to the bar and practiced. He was appointed successively assistant internal revenue assessor, deputy clerk of the United States district court, and chief deputy collector of the fifth internal revenue district of Kentucky. Railroad commissioner in 1895.

Irwin was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1901 – March 3, 1903). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1902. He resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C.. He was licensed as an evangelist in Washington, D.C., in 1913. Had a charge in Idylwood and Vienna, Virginia. He died in Vienna, Virginia, September 3, 1916. He was interred in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky.


  • United States Congress. "Harvey Samuel Irwin (id: I000041)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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