Biographical Sketches of Members of Congress, Members of the Legislature,
Officers of the State Governement and judges of the Supreme Court of Appeals,
West Virigina, 1917
West Virginia Legislative Hand Book and Manual and Official Register, 1917,
Compiled and Edited by John T. Harris, Clerk of the Senate,
The Tribune Printing Co., Charleston, West Va.
pgs. 719 – 770
Members of the House of Delegates.
AKIN8, IRA ALVIN. (Democrat.) Address: Fair-
mont, West Va. A member of the House of Delegates from
Marion county; elected in 1914; re-elected in 1916. Born
August 2, 1874, at Circleville, Pa.; attended the common
schools and spent one year in high school; came from
a line of Scotch-Irish ancestry who settled in Western Penn-
sylvania; became a resident of West Va. in 1896; occupation
railroad conductor; has been connected with the Baltimore &
Ohio and the Ohio River railroads twenty-two years; has rep-
resented railroad employees in wage adjustments and other
ways; committee assignments 1917: Humane Institutions
and Public Buildings (Chairman; Medicine and Sanitation,
Railroads, Claimsand Grievances, ExecutiveOffices, Library.
Submitted by: Valerie Crook