Good evening George,
Here is a sketch I have in my Biographical Review,pub.1898, hope you can use it in your search;
Irving W. Horne, the popular and efficient Superintendent of Schools in Braintree,Ma., was born in Berlin, N.H.,July 10, 1859, son of John R. and Sarah (Wheeler)Horne, both native of New Hampshire, is an extensive land-owner in Berlin,N.H., and is said to own the largest farm in Coos County. He has been a successful agriculturist and prominent in local politics. He served for nine years as chairman of the Board of Selectmen of Berlin, was Town Collector for seven years, and he represented the place in the legislature for two terms.
The early education of Superintendent Horne was obtained in the schools of Berlin and at the Bridgton Academy of North Bridgton,Maine. After graduating from the latter institution in 1882, he entered Bowdoin College. Graduating from Bowdoin four years later, he began his career as teacher, having already gained some experience at different times during his under-graduate days. His first position after leaving college was that of principal of the high school at Topsham,Maine. This he subsequently left to become principal of the Gorham High School. He held the same position in the Southboro (Massachusetts)High School for two years and at East Providence,R.I.,for one year; and for the same lenght of time he was assistant principal of the Chelsea High School,Ma. He next accepted the charge of the Quincy High School, and in 1892 he was appointed Superintendent of the Schools of Braintree.
Mr. Horne is a member of the Conregational church at Braintee. He married Miss E.J.Pulsifer, of Sumner,Maine, and has one son, named Alton Irving Horne. He is identified by membership with the Knights of Pythias, the F.& A.M., and the I.O.O.F.