Judges
Go back one screen

Irwin, Thomas

 

3rd Commissioned Judge, U.S. District Court,
Western District of Pennsylvania

Federal Judicial Service:
U. S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania

Received a recess appointment from Andrew Jackson on April 14, 1831, to a seat vacated byWilliam Wilkins; nominated 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.


Professional Career:
Editor, Philadelphia Repository, 1804-end date unknown
Private practice, Uniontown, Pennsylvania, 1808
Private practice, Uniontown, Pennsylvania, 1811-1812
Deputy State Attorney General, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, 181-1819
Private practice, Uniontown, Pennsylvania (no dates)
Pennsylvania State Representative from Fayette County, 1824-1828
U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1829-1831
Private practice, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1859-1870

Education:
Franklin College
Read law, 1808

Personal:
Born February 22, 1785, in Philadelphia, PA
Died May 14, 1870, in Pittsburgh, PA;
Internment in Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA

Personal Interest:
Appointed Indian agent, Natchitoches, Louisiana, where Thomas Irwin also practiced law, 1808-1810

Judges