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

Background

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.

Career

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.

Religion

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

Politics

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.

Views

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

Membership

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

Connections

Married Eva A. Drake, February 25, 1886.

father:
George Fleming Irvine

mother:
Rachael (Burriss) Irvine

spouse:
Eva A. Drake