Biography of George H. Olmsted
Cuyahoga County, OH Biographies

GEORGE H. OLMSTED has been for more than half a century one of the leading representatives of the insurance business in the City of Cleveland, and his operations are conducted under two firm alliances, those of Olmsted Brother & Company, and George H. Olmsted & Company, the latter firm controlling a large and important general insurance business, and the former representing the National Life Insurance Company and the Standard Accident Insurance Company of Vermont, of which great corporation Mr. Olmsted is a director. Mr. Olmsted is treasurer of the National Safe & Lock Company of Cleveland; has given effective service as president of the Life Insurance Managers Exchange; is president of the National Land Company; is vice president of the Bankers Surety Company; is treasurer Of the Union Savings & Loan Company; and is a director in other important banking institutions in Cleveland, as is he also of the Cleveland Homeopathic Medical College and the Cleveland Trunk Company. He is a member of the local board of fire underwriters and is an active member of the Cleveland Chamber of Commerce. He is a deacon in the Willson Avenue Baptist Church, and has served as chairman of the apportionment committee of the Northern Baptist Convention, besides having done much to further the service of the Young Men's Christian Association.

Mr. Olmsted was born at Lagrange, Lorain County, Ohio, September 21, 1843, and his early education included a course in the Eastman Business College at Poughkeepsie, New York. He devoted three years to teaching in the public schools, and thereafter was variously employed until the spring of 1867, since which time he has continued to be engaged in the insurance business in Cleveland, where his success has been such as to mark him as one of the leading insurance men of Ohio. His insurance work has involved also two years of traveling as special agent for the Brooklyn Life Insurance Company.

In 1872 Mr. Olmsted married Miss Ella Kelley, and they became the parents of one son and one daughter, the latter of whom is deceased.

A History of Cuyahoga County
and the City of Cleveland
By: William R. Coates
The American Historical Society
Chicago and New York, 1924

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