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William Milo Olin

William Milo Olin, secretary Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Civil War veteran.


  • Olin, William Milo was born on September 18, 1845 in Warrenton, Georgia, United States. Son of William Milo and Mary Augusta (Bowen) Olin.

  • Education

    • Education common schools Worcester and Grafton, Massachusetts, and high school, Leicester, Massachusetts.


    • Private 36th Massachusetts Vols., 1862-1865. Reporter and editor Boston Daily Advertiser, 1865-1879. Private and military secretary to governments Talbot and Long, 1879-1882.

      Private secretary to Collector Worthington, 1882-1885, to the United States Senator Dawes, 1885-1890, to Collector Beard, 1890. Adjunct general, G.A.R., 1882, inspector general, 1896, senior v.-commander-in-chief, 1903. Lieutenant colonel and assistant adjutant general, 1st Brigade, Massachusetts Vol.

      Militia, 1882-1889.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    • Married Lizzie Wadsworth Read, November 3, 1869.
    • father: William Milo Olin
    • mother: Mary Augusta (Bowen) Olin
    • spouse: Lizzie Wadsworth Read
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    Born September 18, 1845
    Died 1911
    (aged 65)