OLCOTT, Simeon, (1735 - 1815)

Senate Years of Service: 1801-1805
Party: Federalist

Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

OLCOTT, Simeon, a Senator from New Hampshire; born in Bolton, Tolland County, Conn., October 1, 1735; graduated from Yale College in 1761; studied law; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Charlestown, N.H.; selectman 1769-1771; judge of probate for Cheshire County 1773; representative in the general assembly of the Province 1772-1773; appointed chief justice of the court of common pleas 1784, judge of the superior court 1790, and chief judge of the court 1795; elected as a Federalist to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Samuel Livermore and served from June 17, 1801, to March 3, 1805; died in Charlestown, N.H., February 22, 1815; interment in Forest Hill Cemetery.