Chauncey N. Olds

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Chauncey N. Olds
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8th Ohio Attorney General
In office
February 20, 1865 – January 8, 1866
Preceded by William P. Richardson
Succeeded by William H. West
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the Pickaway County district
In office
December 4, 1848 – December 2, 1849
Preceded by Thomas Huston
Succeeded by M. L. Clark
Member of the Ohio Senate
from the Ross & Pickaway Counties district
In office
December 3, 1849 – December 1, 1850
Preceded by new district
Succeeded by Joseph H. Geiger
Personal details
Born (1816-02-02)February 2, 1816
Marlboro, Vermont
Died February 11, 1890(1890-02-11) (aged 74)
Columbus, Ohio
Political party Republican
Other political
affiliations
Whig
Relations brother Edson B. Olds
Alma mater Miami University
Religion Presbyterian

Chauncey N. Olds was a Republican politician from the state of Ohio. He was Ohio Attorney General 1865.

Biography[edit]

Chauncey Olds was born February 2, 1816 at Marlboro, Vermont, brother of Edson B. Olds.[1] He was moved to Cuyahoga County, Ohio at age four. In 1830, the family moved to Circleville, Pickaway County.[2] He began studies at Ohio University that autumn, but quit after three years due to illness. He entered Miami University in 1834, graduated in 1836, and soon became a professor there. He resigned in 1840, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1842 in Circleville.[2] He practiced in that town until 1856, and represented the county in the Ohio House of Representatives for the 47th General Assembly, 1848–1849,[3] and the Ohio State Senate 1849-1850,[4] elected as a Whig.[5] In 1856 he moved to Columbus, Ohio, and ran for Ohio Attorney General in the 1862 election,[2] but lost.[6]

In 1865, Attorney General William P. Richardson resigned, and Olds was appointed by Governor Brough,[7] February 20, 1865.[8] He was not nominated for the 1865 election. He was a trustee of Miami University for twenty five years.[5] He was prominent in the Presbyterian church.[1][5] For the last seventeen years of his life he represented the Pittsburg, Cincinnati and St. Louis Railway in Franklin County.[5] He died February 11, 1890 at his home in Columbus.[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b The National cyclopaedia of American biography: being the history ... 4. New York: James T. White and Company. 1893. p. 122. 
  2. ^ a b c Smith 1898 Volume I : 152
  3. ^ Ohio 1917 : 280
  4. ^ Ohio 1917 : 235
  5. ^ a b c d e Reports ... Proceedings of the annual meeting of the Association ...., 11. Ohio State Bar Association. 1890. pp. 282–287. 
  6. ^ 1862 election Democrat Lyman R. Critchfield 183,232 Olds 178,855 from Smith 1898 Volume I : 150
  7. ^ Smith 1898 Volume I : 198
  8. ^ Wikoff, Allen T. (1875). Annual report of the secretary of state to the Governor of the state of Ohio for the year 1874. Columbus: Nevins & Myers, State Printers. p. 13. 

References[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
William P. Richardson
Ohio Attorney General
1865-1866
Succeeded by
William H. West
Ohio House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomas Huston
Representative from Pickaway County
1848-1849
Succeeded by
M.L. Clark