First Mayor of Irving

Mr. Otis Brown

First Mayor of Irving

Otis Brown came to this area from Ohio as a member of a railroad survey crew in 1902.  When they finished their working the area, he and J.O. Schulze remained behind and founded the city.  Both men found the land to be excellent for farming, and they liked the wide variety of trees found in the area. Brown and Schulze decided to purchase 80.21 acres of the land they surveyed which became the town site for Irving.

Along with being one of the founders of Irving. Mr. Brown was also the first mayor of the city and prominent businessman who sold property, built houses, ran a dairy, raised German shepherds, and owned a golf course.