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Olds, Edson Baldwin


Age: 0, credited to Marlboro, VT
Unit(s): Congressman
Service: Congressman (OH)

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Birth: 06/03/1802, Marlboro, VT
Death: 01/24/1869

Burial: Forest Cemetery, Circleville, OH
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 10407


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


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Forest Cemetery, Circleville, OH

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OLDS, Edson Baldwin, a Representative from Ohio; born in Marlboro, Windham County, Vt., June 3, 1802; completed preparatory studies; moved to Ohio about 1820; taught school; was graduated from the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania in 1824; commenced the practice of medicine in Kingston in 1824; moved to Circleville, Ohio, in 1828 and continued practice until 1837, when he engaged in the general produce business and mercantile pursuits; member of the State house of representatives in 1842, 1843, 1845, and 1846; served in the State senate 1846-1848 and was its presiding officer in 1846 and 1847; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-first, Thirty-second, and Thirty-third Congresses (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1855); chairman, Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads (Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1854 to the Thirty-fourth Congress; moved to Lancaster, Ohio, in 1857; was arrested for disloyalty and imprisoned in Fort Lafayette in 1862; while in prison was again elected a member of the State house of representatives; after his release from prison served in the above capacity from 1862 to 1866; resumed mercantile pursuits; died in Lancaster, Ohio, January 24, 1869; interment in Forest Cemetery at Circleville, Ohio.

Source: biographical Directory of the United States Congress



Hon. E. B. Olds died at his home in Lancaster, Ohio on Sunday night, January 22. While he was imprisoned at Fort Lafayette during the Radical War he contracted a disease which terminated his life. ------- Another victim of tyranny and a Lincoln bastile has gone to "that bourne from whence no traveler returns".

Source: M'Arthur Democratic Inquirer (OH), Feb. 3, 1869
Courtesy of Deanna French.

See also the Daily Ohio statesman. (Columbus, Ohio), 26 Jan. 1869, and The Ashland (OH) States and Union, 3 Feb. 1869

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