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Joseph C. Irwin

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Joseph C. Irwin (February 13, 1904 - October 31, 1987) was an American Republican Party politician from New Jersey, who served on the Red Bank, New Jersey Borough Council, as a member of the New Jersey General Assembly, and as a member of the Monmouth County, New Jersey Board of Chosen Freeholders. After several decades of public service, residents knew him as "Mr. Monmouth County".[1]

Biography[edit | edit source]

He was born on February 13, 1904 in Red Bank, New Jersey to Charles P. Irwin. He was elected to the Red Bank Borough Council in 1934.[2] In 1936, he was elected to the State Assembly, where he served two, one-year terms.[1]

In 1938, Irwin was elected to the Board of Chosen Freeholders; he would serve twelve, three-year terms. Irwin was chosen as Director of the Board for the years 1951 through 1974.[3]

In the Democratic landslide of the 1974 general election, Joseph C. Irwin was defeated for a thirteenth term. He died on October 31, 1987 in Red Bank, New Jersey.[1]

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Notes and references[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Brameier, Randy (November 1, 1987). "Veteran freeholder dies - Was also assemblyman, Red Bank Mayor". Red Bank Register. Red Bank, NJ. p. 1. Joseph C. Irwin, 83, a former state Assemblyman, Monmouth County freeholder and mayor here, died yesterday at Riverview Medical Center. 
  2. Red Bank Register, November 7, 1934
  3. Minutes, Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders
Political offices
Preceded by
James S. Parkes
Monmouth County Freeholder Director
1951-1974
Succeeded by
Philip N. Gumbs



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