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Arthur George Olmsted


 

Sessions

Session Office Position District Party
1869 13 Republican
1870 13 Republican
 Counties   Clinton, McKean, Potter, Tioga

Biography

09/30/1827 - 09/18/1914

Arthur George Olmsted (R13) Potter, Tioga, McKean and Clinton Counties 1869-1870

Early Life: 

Arthur George Olmsted born, September 30, 1827, Masonville, Delaware County, New York; son of Daniel and Lucy Ann Schofield Olmsted; attended, Coudersport Academy; farmer;  attorney; elected, District Attorney, Potter County (1851-1854); elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1862, 1863 and 1864; elected, Speaker (1865); not a candidate for reelection, (1865); elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate (1869-1870); appointed, judge, Bucks and Montgomery Counties (1871-1872); unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor (1874); appointed, judge, 4th judicial district, Potter, Tioga, McKean, and Cameron Counties (1882); appointed, president judge, 48th judicial district, McKean and Potter Counties (1883-1901); appointed, president judge, 55th judicial district, Potter County (1901-1902); engaged, real estate; director, Coudersport and Port Allegheny Railroad Company; married Ellen Ross Olmsted, two children Ellen Nellie Olmsted Dubois and Robert Arch Olmsted; died, September 18, 1914, (aged 86) Coudersport, Potter County, Pennsylvania; interred, Eulalia Cemetery, Coudersport, Potter County, Pennsylvania.(i)

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, District Attorney, Potter County 1851-1854.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1862, 1863 and 1864; elected, Speaker (1865) not a candidate for reelection, 1865.  

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 13th district, Potter, Tioga, McKean and Clinton Counties 1869-1870, member, Estates and Escheats, Judiciary General and Library Committees.  

Appointed, judge, Bucks and Montgomery Counties 1871-1872.  

Unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor 1874.  

Appointed, judge, 4th judicial district, Potter, Tioga, McKean, and Cameron Counties 1882.  

Appointed, president judge, 48th judicial district, McKean and Potter Counties 1883-1901.

Appointed, president judge, 55th judicial district, Potter County 1901-1902.

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:

https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/BiosHistory/MemBio.cfm?ID=7755&body=H

Legacy:

Uncle, United States Congressman Marlin Edgar Olmsted, Pennsylvania's 14th congressional district, 1897–1903, Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district, 1903–1913.

Cited: 

Smull’s Legislative Hand Book, (1870) Smull, J.A., Members of the Senate of Pennsylvania, pages 432 and 438-440.

         (i) https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/68508266/arthur-george-olmsted