Olin Wellborn
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Olin Wellborn
Olin Wellborn
Olin Wellborn (Texas Congressman, US judge).jpg
Buffalo Weekly Express, January 21, 1886
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California

March 1, 1895 - January 31, 1915
Grover Cleveland
Erskine Mayo Ross
Oscar A. Trippet
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 6th district

March 4, 1883 - March 3, 1887
Christopher C. Upson
Joseph Abbott
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 3rd district

March 4, 1879 - March 3, 1883
James W. Throckmorton
James H. Jones
Personal details
Olin Wellborn

(1843-06-18)June 18, 1843
Cumming, Georgia
DiedDecember 6, 1921(1921-12-06) (aged 78)
Los Angeles, California
Resting placeRosedale Cemetery
Los Angeles, California
Political partyDemocratic
RelationsBurton E. Green (son-in-law)
EducationUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Emory University
Military service
Allegiance Confederate States of America
Branch/service Confederate States Army
Years of service1861-1865
RankConfederate States of America Captain.png Captain
Unit4th Georgia Cavalry
Battles/warsAmerican Civil War

Olin Wellborn (June 18, 1843 - December 6, 1921) was a United States Representative from Texas and a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.

Education and career

Born on June 18, 1843, in Cumming, Forsyth County, Georgia,[1] Wellborn attended the common schools, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated from Emory University in 1862.[2] He enlisted in the Confederate States Army in 1861 and served throughout the American Civil War, attaining the rank of captain in Company B, Fourth Georgia Cavalry.[2] At the close of the war he settled in Atlanta, Georgia.[2] He studied law, was admitted to the bar and entered private practice in Atlanta from 1866 to 1871.[1] He continued private practice in Dallas, Texas starting in 1871.[1]

Congressional service

Wellborn was elected as a Democrat from Texas's 3rd congressional district and Texas's 6th congressional district to the United States House of Representatives of the 46th United States Congress and to the three succeeding Congresses, serving from March 4, 1879, to March 3, 1887.[3][4][2] He was Chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs for the 48th and 49th United States Congresses.[2] He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1886 to the 50th United States Congress.[2]

Later career

Following his departure from Congress, Wellborn resumed private practice in San Diego, California from 1887 to 1893, and in Los Angeles, California starting in 1893.[1]

Federal judicial service

Wellborn was nominated by President Grover Cleveland on February 25, 1895, to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of California vacated by Judge Erskine Mayo Ross.[1] He was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 1, 1895, and received his commission the same day.[1] His service terminated on January 31, 1915, due to his retirement.[5][1]


Wellborn died on December 6, 1921, in Los Angeles.[1] He was interred in Rosedale Cemetery (now Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery) in Los Angeles.[2]


Wellborn's daughter married Burton E. Green, a co-founder of Beverly Hills, California.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Wellborn, Olin - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g United States Congress. "Olin Wellborn (id: W000272)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  3. ^ Kestenbaum, Lawrence. "Wellborn". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 2010.
  4. ^ Guttery, Ben (2008). Representing Texas: a Comprehensive History of U.S. and Confederate Senators and Representatives from Texas. BookSurge Publishing. p. 155. ISBN 978-1-4196-7884-4.
  5. ^ "Wellborn Retires". The Deseret News. 18 January 1915.
  6. ^ Marc Wanamaker, Early Beverly Hills, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2005, pp. 17-18 [1]


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