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]


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]

See also[edit]

  • List of Monmouth County Freeholder Directors

Notes and references[edit]

  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. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  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
Succeeded by
Philip N. Gumbs

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