Leonard Irving
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Leonard Irving
Leonard Irving
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 4th district

January 3, 1949 - January 3, 1953
C. Jasper Bell
Jeffrey Paul Hillelson
Personal details
Theodore Leonard Irving

(1898-03-24)March 24, 1898
St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
DiedMarch 8, 1962(1962-03-08) (aged 63)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Resting placeMount Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic

Theodore Leonard Irving (March 24, 1898 - March 8, 1962) was a U.S. Representative from Missouri.

Born in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, Irving moved with his parents to a farm in North Dakota. He attended the public schools of North Dakota. He worked for a railroad as a boy and during the First World War. He left the railroad to become manager of a theater in Montana. He moved to California and was manager of a hotel. He moved to Jackson County, Missouri, in 1934 and was employed as a construction worker and later became a representative of the American Federation of Labor.

Irving was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first and Eighty-second Congresses (January 3, 1949 - January 3, 1953). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1952 to the Eighty-third Congress. Defeated for Democratic nomination in 1954 to the Eighty-fourth Congress. Labor organizer and later president of a labor union in Kansas City, Missouri. He died on March 8, 1962 in Washington, D.C., while on a business trip. He was interred in Mount Moriah Cemetery in Kansas City.

Electoral history

1948 Missouri's 4th congressional district
 DemocraticLeonard Irving74,72564.1%
 RepublicanRichard A. Erickson41,57635.7%
 ProgressiveR.D. Farnsworth2520.2%
 Democratic hold
1950 Missouri's 4th congressional district
 DemocraticLeonard Irving53,42461.6%
 RepublicanVernon D. Fulcrut33,36738.4%
 Democratic hold
1952 Missouri's 4th congressional district
 DemocraticLeonard Irving84,89946.7%
 RepublicanJeffrey P. Hillelson96,98853.3%
 Republican gain from Democratic

See also


  • United States Congress. "Leonard Irving (id: I000037)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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