William Irwin

William Irwin

Infobox Governor
name = William Irwin

order = 13th
office = Governor of California
term_start = 1875
term_end = 1880
lieutenant = James A. Johnson
predecessor = Romualdo Pacheco
successor = George Clement Perkins
birth_date = "ca." 1827
birth_place = Butler County, Ohio
death_date = death date|1886|3|15|mf=y
death_place = San Francisco, California
party = Democrat
spouse = Amelia Elizabeth Cassidy
profession = Educator, labourer
religion =

William Irwin ("ca." 1827ndash March 15 1886) was a California politician from the Democratic Party who served as governor of California between 1875 and 1880. He previously served as acting lieutenant governor for nine months in 1875.

Born in Butler County, Ohio, Irwin graduated in 1848 from Marietta College in Marietta, where he would later become an instructor. After moving to California, Irwin worked in various private industries and was eventually elected to the California State Assembly as one of two members representing Siskiyou County. He became the editor of a newspaper and then was elected to the California State Senate. He served as president "pro tempore" of the Senate and as such, became acting lieutenant governor in 1875 when Lieutenant Governor Romualdo Pacheco became governor. Irwin was elected governor in his own right that same year. He died in 1886 in San Francisco, California.


* [http://www.californiagovernors.ca.gov/h/biography/governor_13.html William Irwin biography] at the California State Library

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