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Stephen H. Olin


Centurion, 1875–1925

Full Name Stephen Henry Olin

Born 22 April 1847 in Middletown, Connecticut

Died 6 August 1925 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Wesleyan University Cemetery (God’s Acre), Middletown, Connecticut

Proposed by Charles Tracy and Robert Barnwell Roosevelt

Elected 1 May 1875 at age twenty-eight

Proposer of:

Century Memorial

Stephen Henry Olin’s career was that of a lawyer with singularly interesting avocations. A high authority on certain branches of the law, he was also major and judge-advocate of the old National Guard of New York State, commissioner for the revision of the school laws, almost a lifetime trustee of the city’s public libraries, President of the University Settlement and once, on an interim appointment, president of Wesleyan University.

Alexander Dana Noyes
1926 Century Association Yearbook