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Paul D. Irving (born August 1957) is an American law enforcement officer currently serving as the Sergeant at Arms of the United States House of Representatives since January 17, 2012, succeeding Wilson Livingood in that post.[1]

Paul Irving
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36th Sergeant at Arms of the United States House of Representatives
Assumed office
January 17, 2012
Preceded byWilson Livingood
Personal details
BornAugust 1957 (age 61–62)
Tampa, Florida, U.S.
Spouse(s)Jean Parkinson
EducationAmerican University (BA)
Whittier Law School (JD)


Following graduation from American University with a bachelor's degree in justice, and from Whittier Law School, Irving began his professional career briefly serving as a clerk in the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Los Angeles, California field office in 1980, before transferring to the United States Secret Service in 1983.

During his 25-year-long career with the Secret Service, he served as a supervisory agent in the Presidential Protection Division, as Deputy Assistant Director for Congressional Affairs. and as Assistant Director for Administration.

In 2003, he was assigned to the Executive Office of the President at the White House during the Secret Service's transition to the United States Department of Homeland Security.

Following his retirement from the Secret Service in 2008, he became president and managing partner of his family's real estate investment firm, and subsequently joined Command Consulting Group as a senior security consultant in the firm's Washington, D.C. headquarters, and as managing director of the firm's Miami, Florida office before becoming House Sergeant-at-Arms in January, 2012.[2][3]

Irving is married to Jean Parkinson-Irving, and has one son.[4] He was a resident of Florida at the time of his appointment as Sergeant at Arms of the U.S. House of Representatives.[5]