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Olson, Oscar L.

Senate 1955-58 (District 23)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus

Counties Served:  Renville

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 12/14/1894
Birth Place: Bandon Township, Minnesota
Birth County: Renville
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Fairfax
Occupation (when first elected): Farmer/Insurance Agent, Palmyra Insurance Company

EDUCATION

Minnesota Rural Grade Schools; Elementary School;
St. Olaf Academy, Northfield, Minnesota; Secondary;
St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota; Attended College;

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Municipal Government: Fairfax?, Minnesota (Village Clerk); 19?? to 19??

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Single (when first elected); Verna Johnston (married on July 30, 1955; while he was in office)
Children: Two stepchildren: (2 stepdaughters)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He was a member of the Masons, a Knight Templar, and a member of the Zurah Shrine in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Total Days Served: 1463

SESSIONS SERVED

60th Legislative Session (1957-1958) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 23
Elected: 11/2/1954
Residence: Fairfax
Term of Office: 1/4/1955 to 1/5/1959
Counties Represented: Renville
Occupation: Farmer/Insurance Agent, Palmyra Insurance Company
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus
Committees:
  • Agriculture
  • Dairy Products and Livestock
  • Insurance
  • Military Affairs and Civil Defense
  • Soldiers Welfare and Soldiers Home

59th Legislative Session (1955-1956)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 23
Elected: 11/2/1954
Residence: Fairfax
Term of Office: 1/4/1955 to 1/5/1959
Counties Represented: Renville
Occupation: Farmer/Insurance Agent, Palmyra Insurance Company
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus
Committees:
  • Agriculture
  • Dairy Products and Livestock
  • Insurance
  • Military Affairs and Civil Defense
  • Soldiers Welfare and Soldiers Home
Articles & Books About
"Olson Termed 'Glorious Example' in Tribute by Fellow Masons." Fairfax Standard, January 1, 1978.