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Henry OLIN

(1768-1837)

OLIN, Henry, (nephew of Gideon Olin), a Representative from Vermont; born in Shaftsbury, Bennington County, Vt., May 7, 1768; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; moved to Leicester, Vt., in 1788; member of the state house of representatives 1799-1804, 1806-1815, 1817-1819, and 1822-1824; delegate to the state constitutional conventions in 1814, 1822, and 1828; associate judge and afterwards chief judge of the Addison County Court 1801-1824; member of the executive council in 1820 and 1821; elected as an Adams-Clay Republican to the Eighteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Charles Rich and served from December 13, 1824, to March 3, 1825; Lieutenant Governor of Vermont 1827-1830; died in Salisbury, Addison County, Vt., August 16, 1837; interment in Brookside Cemetery, Leicester, Vt.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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