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Clergyman , college president

Stephen Olin, American clergyman, college president. member committee appointed to find basis of agreement for pro-slavery and anti-slavery groups.

Background

Olin, Stephen was born on March 2, 1797 in Leicester, Vermont, United States. Son of Henry and Lois (Richardson) Olin.

Education

Graduate Middlebury (Vermont) College, 1820, honorary Doctor of Divinity, 1832. Honorary Doctor of Divinity, U. Alabama, 1834, Wesleyan University, 1834. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Yale, 1845.

Career

1 son. Instructor, Tabernacle Academy, South Carolina., 1820. Admitted on trial as preacher to South Carolina. Conference, Methodist Episcopal church, 1824.

Professor ethics and belles-lettres Franklin College, Athens, Georgia, 1826-1833. Ordained elder Methodist Episcopal Church, 20, 1828. 1st president Randolph-Macon College, 1834-1837.

President Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 1842-1851. Contributor articles to Christian Advocate and Journal. Delegate General Conference from New York, 1844.

Member committee appointed to find basis of agreement for pro-slavery and anti-slavery groups. Instrumental in organizing Evangelical Alliance, representative from New York, New England confs. at meeting, London, England., 1846. Author: Travels in Egypt.

Arabia Petracea, and the Holy Land, 2 vols., 1843. Works published posthumously include: The Works of Stephen Olin, 1852, Life and Letters, 1853, Greece and the Golden Horn, 1854, College Life and Practice, 1867.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Travels in Egypt. Arabia Petracea, and the Holy Land, 2 vols., 1843. Works published posthumously include: The Works of Stephen Olin, 1852, Life and Letters, 1853, Greece and the Golden Horn, 1854, College Life and Practice, 1867.

Membership

Member committee appointed to find basis of agreement for pro-slavery and anti-slavery groups.

Connections

Married Mary Ann Aliza Bostick, April.; married second, Julia M. Lynch, October 18, 1843.

father:
Henry Olin

mother:
Lois (Richardson) Olin

spouses:
Mary Ann Aliza Bostick

Julia M. Lynch