History of the City of Irving Texas, which was founded in 1903 by J.O. "Otto" Schulze and Otis Brown.
Irving originally began in 1889 as an area called Gorbit, and in 1894 the name changed to Irving in 1903. Irving was incorporated April 14, 1914, with Otis Brown as the first mayor. The University of Dallas in Irving opened in 1956, and Texas Stadium was completed in 1971 as the home field of the Dallas Cowboys.