Alec Gehard OLSON, Congress, MN (1930)


OLSON, Alec Gehard, a Representative from Minnesota; born in Mamre Township, Kandiyohi County, Minn., September 11, 1930; attended the public schools and graduated from Willmar High School in 1948; engaged in farming, 1948-1955; employed as an insurance representative, 1955-1962; active in the Democrat-Farmer-Labor Party, 1952-1962, serving as district chairman for four years; delegate to Democratic National Conventions, 1960, 1964, and 1968; elected as a Democrat-Farmer-Labor to the Eighty-eighth and Eighty-ninth Congresses (January 3, 1963-January 3, 1967); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1966 to the Ninetieth Congress; assistant in charge of defense mobilization planning to Secretary of Agriculture Orville L. Freeman, 1967; account executive with Kelley and Morey investment company; member, Minnesota State senate, 1969-1976; named Lieutenant Governor in 1976 and served from December 29, 1976, to January 3, 1979; is a resident of Willmar, Minn.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present