Territorial House 1851 (District 6); Territorial Council 1854-55 (District 5)
Party when first elected: Democratic
Benton, Cass, Mahkahto (defunct), Pembina (defunct), Wahnahta (defunct)
|Date of Birth: ??/??/1810
||Date of Death: 1/27/1878
|Birth Place: New York
||Birth County: Otsego
||Birth Country: United States
|Other Names: S.B., S. Baldwin
|Alternate Spelling of Last Name: Olmsted|
||Religion: Not Reported
|City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Hotel Keeper/Farmer/Government and Lumber Contractor/Former Indian Trading Post Owner
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
|U.S. Executive Branch||Minnesota (Indian Agent)|| ||??/??/18?? to ??/??/18??
|Territorial Government||Iowa Constitutional Convention|| ||10/07/1844 to 11/01/1844
Lucy A. Howard (married October 1, 1831)
Six children: Lafayette, Clara "Clarissa," Esther A., and Samuel Baldwin (while he was in office); Lucy A., and Emily (born after he left office)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Toensing and the Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1889 list his last name as Olmsted. The Minnesota Journal of the Council, 1855; a relative, the Minnesota Historical Society, and Minnesota in Three Centuries list Olmstead.
His first name and family data were provided by a relative.
He died in Lampasus, Burnet County, Texas.
His party affiliation was provided by the Iowa Journal of History.
"In 1849, when Fort Ripley was started, S. B. Olmstead settled on the east side of the Mississippi river, opposite the fort, which was then in Benton county, but was afterwards, in Crow Wing county. He there built a large hotel for the accommodation of the public. In 1868 he sold his hotel to D.S. Mooers, and moved into Morrison county and remained here about two years, when he moved to Lampasus, Texas where he died about two years since. Mr. Olmstead was a member of the House of Representatives in 1850, and was president of the Territorial Senate in 1854, as before stated. He was a man of considerable ability, and took many government and lumbering contracts, making money fast, but he was reckless and drank to excess, which kept him a poor man." (Warner, Mary. A Big Hearted Paleface Man: Nathan Richardson and the history of Morrison County, MN. Little Falls, MN : Morrison County Historical Society, 2006, p. 337-338.)