George W. Olmsted

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George W. Olmsted (1874 in Ridgway, Pennsylvania – 1940) founded the Long Island Lighting Company in 1911.[1] [2] On June 17, 1904 he married Iva Catherine Groves.[2] His parents were Fannie Frances and Samuel Ashbel Olmsted. He was related to landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, designer of New York City's Central Park.

Olmsted was active as an adult in the Boy Scouts of America. In 1926, he purchased and donated the land for the Chief Cornplanter Council camp, now known as Camp Olmsted. He was the chairman of the BSA National Camping Committee. In 1931, Olmsted received the Silver Buffalo Award for his service to youth.


  1. ^ "Long Island Lighting Co. Mortgage," New York Times (1857-Current file); 4 June 1911, pg. XX7; ProQuest Historical Newspapers The New York Times (1851 - 2003). Retrieved 30 March 2007.
  2. ^ a b "Olmsted Family History," Olmsted Manor Retreat Center, Our History. Retrieved 30 March 2007.