Abram B. Olin
|Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia|
March 11, 1863 – January 13, 1879
|Appointed by||Abraham Lincoln|
|Preceded by||Seat established by 12 Stat. 762|
|Succeeded by||Alexander Burton Hagner|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New York's 13th district
March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1863
|Preceded by||Russell Sage|
|Succeeded by||John B. Steele|
Abram Baldwin Olin
September 21, 1808
|Died||July 7, 1879 (aged 70)|
|Resting place||West Lawn Cemetery|
Education and career
Born on September 21, 1808, in Shaftsbury, Bennington County, Vermont, Olin attended the common schools, then graduated from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts in 1835, and read law in 1838. He was admitted to the bar and entered private practice in Troy, New York from 1838 to 1856. He was city recorder for Troy from 1844 to 1852.
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.
Federal judicial service
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. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 11, 1863, and received his commission the same day. His service terminated on January 13, 1879, due to his retirement.
Olin died on July 7, 1879, in the former community of Sligo (now part of Silver Spring), Maryland. He was interred in the Danforth family lot adjacent to West Lawn Cemetery in Williamstown, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.
This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.
- United States Congress. "Abram B. Olin (id: O000066)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Abram Baldwin Olin at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
|Preceded by |
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives |
from New York's 13th congressional district
John B. Steele
|Preceded by |
Seat established by 12 Stat. 762
| Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia |
Alexander Burton Hagner