Abram B. Olin

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Abram B. Olin
Abram Baldwin Olin.jpg
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia
In office
March 11, 1863 – January 13, 1879
Appointed byAbraham Lincoln
Preceded bySeat established by 12 Stat. 762
Succeeded byAlexander Burton Hagner
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 13th district
In office
March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1863
Preceded byRussell Sage
Succeeded byJohn B. Steele
Personal details
Born
Abram Baldwin Olin

(1808-09-21)September 21, 1808
Shaftsbury, Vermont
DiedJuly 7, 1879(1879-07-07) (aged 70)
Sligo, Maryland
Resting placeWest Lawn Cemetery
Williamstown, Massachusetts
Political partyRepublican
FatherGideon Olin
RelativesHenry Olin
EducationWilliams College
read law

Abram Baldwin Olin (September 21, 1808 – July 7, 1879) was a United States Representative from New York and an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia.

Education and career[edit]

Born on September 21, 1808, in Shaftsbury, Bennington County, Vermont,[1] Olin attended the common schools, then graduated from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts in 1835, and read law in 1838.[1] He was admitted to the bar and entered private practice in Troy, New York from 1838 to 1856.[1] He was city recorder for Troy from 1844 to 1852.[1]

Congressional service[edit]

Olin was elected as a Republican from New York's 13th congressional district to the United States House of Representatives of the 35th, 36th and 37th United States Congresses, serving from March 4, 1857, to March 3, 1863.[2]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Olin was nominated by President Abraham Lincoln on March 10, 1863, to the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia (now the United States District Court for the District of Columbia), to a new Associate Justice seat authorized by 12 Stat. 762.[1] He was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 11, 1863, and received his commission the same day.[1] His service terminated on January 13, 1879, due to his retirement.[1]

Death[edit]

Olin died on July 7, 1879, in the former community of Sligo (now part of Silver Spring), Maryland.[1] He was interred in the Danforth family lot adjacent to West Lawn Cemetery in Williamstown, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.[2]

Family[edit]

Olin was the son of Gideon Olin, a United States Representative from Vermont.[2] He was the cousin of Henry Olin, also a United States Representative from Vermont.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Abram Baldwin Olin at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  2. ^ a b c United States Congress. "Abram B. Olin (id: O000066)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

Sources[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Russell Sage
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 13th congressional district

1857–1863
Succeeded by
John B. Steele
Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 12 Stat. 762
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia
1863–1879
Succeeded by
Alexander Burton Hagner