Landscape designer of Central Park and many other well-known U.S. parks.
He attended Yale University.
He designed the landscaping around the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
He married his brother's widow, Mary Cleveland Perkins, who gave birth to Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. on July 24, 1870.
During the Civil War, he directed the Sanitary Commission that Louisa May Alcott served on.