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William Burriss Irvine

William Burriss Irvine, American banker. Member West Virginia Bankers Association (secretary, 1907, 08, president 1909, 10).; Mason.


  • Irvine, William Burriss was born on June 7, 1866 in Smithfield, Ohio, United States. Son of George Fleming and Rachael (Burriss) Irvine.

  • Education

    • Public schools and Linsly Institute, Wheeling, West Virginia.


    • 1 son, Russell Drake. Assistant cashier, National Exchange Bank, Wheeling, 1898-1901. Cashier Bank of Wheeling, 1901-1907.

      Vice-president and manager National Bank of West Virginia, 1907-1926, president, since 1926. Also president Farmers National Bank, Claysville, Pennsylvania.


    The state should not use its authority to promote particular religious beliefs, nor should it require prayer or worship in the public schools. However, the state should leave students free to practice their own religious convictions.

    Party affiliation: Republican


    Everybody can reach the love of God. Salvation is for everyone who turns to God.

    Denomination: Methodist


    The distinctive feature of the Methodist Church is that lay people are involved in decision making.


    Member West Virginia Bankers Association (secretary, 1907, 08, president 1909, 10).


    • Married Eva A. Drake, February 25, 1886.
    • father: George Fleming Irvine
    • mother: Rachael (Burriss) Irvine
    • spouse: Eva A. Drake
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    Died February 1, 1940
    (aged 73)