Republican League Register of Oregon, The Register Publishing Company, 1896, page 256.
OLMSTEAD, HON. M. L., of Baker City, was born in Tennessee in 1844. He was appointed Cadet to West Point in 1861, but volunteered for the war, serving successfully in three New York regiments, being wounded five times. He is Past Department Commander of the G. A. R., of Oregon. HE was admitted to the bar in New York in 1867, and practiced law in several Western states, and in Canyon City and Baker City since 1874. He was elected Judge of the Fifth Judicial District on the Republican ticket in 1880, and of the Sixth District in 1884 and in 1886, and has filled other official positions.