History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Olin, Abram Baldwin
Born September 21, 1808, in Shaftsbury, VT
Died July 7, 1879, in Sligo, MD

Federal Judicial Service:
Associate Justice, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia [Supreme Court of the District of Columbia]
Nominated by Abraham Lincoln on March 10, 1863, to a new seat authorized by 12 Stat. 762. Confirmed by the Senate on March 11, 1863, and received commission on March 11, 1863. Service terminated on January 13, 1879, due to retirement.

Education:
Williams College, 1835
Read law, 1838

Professional Career:
Private practice, Troy, New York, 1838-1856
City recorder, Troy, New York, 1844-1852
U.S. representative from New York, 1857-1863

 

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