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Rep. Henry Olin

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Birthplace: Shaftsbury, Bennington County, VT, United States
Death: August 18, 1837 (69)
Salisbury, Addison County, VT, United States
Place of Burial: Leicester, Addison County, VT, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Justin S. Olin and Sarah Olin
Husband of Lois Olin
Father of Stephen Olin
Brother of Christopher Olin; Stephen Olin; Abigail Marsh and Mary M. Wilmot

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About Rep. Henry Olin

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Henry Olin (May 7, 1768 – August 16, 1837) was an American lawyer and politician. He served as a United States Representative from Vermont and seventh Lieutenant Governor of Vermont.

Biography

Olin was born in Shaftsbury, Vermont on May 7, 1768 to Justin Olin and Sally Dwinell Olin. He attended the common schools. He studied law and was admitted to the bar. He moved to Leicester, Vermont in 1788 and began the practice of law.

Olin served in the Vermont House of Representatives from 1799 to 1804, 1806 to 1815, 1817 to 1819 and 1822 to 1824. He was a delegate to the State constitutional conventions in 1814, 1822, and 1828. He was associate judge and then chief judge of the Addison County Court from 1801 to 1824. He served as a member of the executive council in 1820 and 1821.

Olin was elected to the Eighteenth Congress as a Democratic-Republican candidate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Charles Rich. He served in Congress from December 13, 1824 to March 3, 1825. He was elected as the sixth Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, and served from 1827 to 1830.

Family life

Henry Olin married Lois Richardson in 1788 and they had ten children. Following her death, he married Polly Sanford Olin and they had one child. Olin was the nephew of Gideon Olin, who also served as a United States Representative from Vermont. Gideon Olin's son, Judge Abram B. Olin, was Henry Olin's cousin.

Death

Olin died on August 16, 1837 in Salisbury, Vermont. He is interred at Brookside Cemetery in Leicester, Vermont.

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Rep. Henry Olin's Timeline

1768
May 7, 1768
Shaftsbury, Bennington County, VT, United States
1797
March 3, 1797
Bennington, Bennington County, Vermont, United States
1837
August 18, 1837
Age 69
Salisbury, Addison County, VT, United States
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Leicester, Addison County, VT, United States