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Ben W. Olcott

Ben W. OlcottAKA Ben Wilson Olcott

Born: 15-Oct-1872
Birthplace: Keithsburg, IL
Died: 21-Jul-1952
Location of death: Portland, OR
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Interred, Mount Crest Abbey Mausoleum, Salem, OR

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Oregon, 1919-23

Assumed governorship upon the death of James Withycombe.

Father: Hiram Wallace Olcott
Mother: Mary Jane Wilson
Wife: Lena Hutton (m. 25-Dec-1912, d. 1936, three sons)
Son: Chester W. Olcott (b. 1914, d. 2003)
Son: Gordon West Olcott (b. 1915, d. 2006)
Son: Richard Hutton Olcott (b. 1915, d. 2004)

    High School: Keithsburg High School, Keithsburg, IL

    Governor of Oregon (3-Mar-1919 to 8-Jan-1923)
    Oregon Secretary of State (1911-20)
    Benevolent & Protective Order of the Elks
    Freemasonry
    Shriners


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