|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Missouri's 4th district
January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1953
|Preceded by||C. Jasper Bell|
|Succeeded by||Jeffrey Paul Hillelson|
Theodore Leonard Irving
March 24, 1898
St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
|Died||March 8, 1962 (aged 63)|
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Resting place||Mount Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.|
Born in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, Irving moved with his parents to a farm in North Dakota. He attended the public schools of North Dakota. He worked for a railroad as a boy and during the First World War. He left the railroad to become manager of a theater in Montana. He moved to California and was manager of a hotel. He moved to Jackson County, Missouri, in 1934 and was employed as a construction worker and later became a representative of the American Federation of Labor.
Irving was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first and Eighty-second Congresses (January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1953). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1952 to the Eighty-third Congress. Defeated for Democratic nomination in 1954 to the Eighty-fourth Congress. Labor organizer and later president of a labor union in Kansas City, Missouri. He died on March 8, 1962 in Washington, D.C., while on a business trip. He was interred in Mount Moriah Cemetery in Kansas City.
|1948 Missouri's 4th congressional district|
|Republican||Richard A. Erickson||41,576||35.7%|
|1950 Missouri's 4th congressional district|
|Republican||Vernon D. Fulcrut||33,367||38.4%|
|1952 Missouri's 4th congressional district|
|Republican||Jeffrey P. Hillelson||96,988||53.3%|
|Republican gain from Democratic|