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Gideon Olin (November 2, 1743 – January 21, 1823) was a United States Representative from Vermontmarker. He was born in East Greenwich, Rhode Islandmarker. He received a limited schooling and engaged in agricultural pursuits. Later, he moved to Vermont and settled in Shaftsburymarker in 1776.

Olin was a delegate to the Windsor Convention in 1777. He was a member of the Vermont House of Representatives in 1778, 1780–1793, and in 1799, serving as speaker 1788–1793. During the American Revolutionary War, he served as a major in the Second Regiment. After the war, he served as an assistant judge of Bennington County Court 1781–1798 and chief judge 1807–1811. He was a delegate to the state constitutional convention in 1791 and a member of the Governor’s council 1793–1798. He was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Eighth and Ninth Congresses (March 4, 1803 – March 3, 1807). After leaving Congress, he resumed agricultural pursuits. He died in Shaftsbury in 1823 and was buried in Shaftsbury Center.

Olin was the father of Abram Baldwin Olin and uncle of Henry Olin. Both of these men also served as United States Representatives in the 19th century.


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