Chauncey N. Olds

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Chauncey N. Olds
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8th Ohio Attorney General
In office
February 20, 1865 – January 8, 1866
Preceded by William P. Richardson
Succeeded by William H. West
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the Pickaway County district
In office
December 4, 1848 – December 2, 1849
Preceded by Thomas Huston
Succeeded by M. L. Clark
Member of the Ohio Senate
from the Ross & Pickaway Counties district
In office
December 3, 1849 – December 1, 1850
Preceded by new district
Succeeded by Joseph H. Geiger
Personal details
Born (1816-02-02)February 2, 1816
Marlboro, Vermont
Died February 11, 1890(1890-02-11) (aged 74)
Columbus, Ohio
Political party Republican
Other political
Relations brother Edson B. Olds
Alma mater Miami University
Religion Presbyterian

Chauncey N. Olds was a Republican politician from the state of Ohio. He was Ohio Attorney General 1865.


Chauncey Olds was born February 2, 1816 at Marlboro, Vermont, brother of Edson B. Olds.[1] He was moved to Cuyahoga County, Ohio at age four. In 1830, the family moved to Circleville, Pickaway County.[2] He began studies at Ohio University that autumn, but quit after three years due to illness. He entered Miami University in 1834, graduated in 1836, and soon became a professor there. He resigned in 1840, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1842 in Circleville.[2] He practiced in that town until 1856, and represented the county in the Ohio House of Representatives for the 47th General Assembly, 1848–1849,[3] and the Ohio State Senate 1849-1850,[4] elected as a Whig.[5] In 1856 he moved to Columbus, Ohio, and ran for Ohio Attorney General in the 1862 election,[2] but lost.[6]

In 1865, Attorney General William P. Richardson resigned, and Olds was appointed by Governor Brough,[7] February 20, 1865.[8] He was not nominated for the 1865 election. He was a trustee of Miami University for twenty five years.[5] He was prominent in the Presbyterian church.[1][5] For the last seventeen years of his life he represented the Pittsburg, Cincinnati and St. Louis Railway in Franklin County.[5] He died February 11, 1890 at his home in Columbus.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 The National cyclopaedia of American biography: being the history ... 4. New York: James T. White and Company. 1893. p. 122.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Smith 1898 Volume I : 152
  3. Ohio 1917 : 280
  4. Ohio 1917 : 235
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Reports ... Proceedings of the annual meeting of the Association ....,. 11. Ohio State Bar Association. 1890. pp. 282–287.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. 1862 election Democrat Lyman R. Critchfield 183,232 Olds 178,855 from Smith 1898 Volume I : 150
  7. Smith 1898 Volume I : 198
  8. Wikoff, Allen T. (1875). Annual report of the secretary of state to the Governor of the state of Ohio for the year 1874. Columbus: Nevins & Myers, State Printers. p. 13.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>


Legal offices
Preceded by
William P. Richardson
Ohio Attorney General
Succeeded by
William H. West
Ohio House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomas Huston
Representative from Pickaway County
Succeeded by
M.L. Clark