Ole H. Olson

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Ole H. Olson
18th Governor of North Dakota
In office
June 21, 1934 – January 7, 1935
Preceded by William Langer
Succeeded by Thomas H. Moodie
Personal details
Born September 19, 1872
Mondovi, Wisconsin
Died January 29, 1954 (aged 81)
New Rockford, North Dakota
Political party Republican
Religion Lutheran

Ole H. Olson (September 19, 1872 – January 29, 1954)[1] was born in Mondovi, Wisconsin. He was the sixteenth Lieutenant Governor and the eighteenth Governor of North Dakota.

Biography[edit]

After graduating from Concordia College, in Moorhead, Minnesota,[2] Olson moved to Eddy County,North Dakota, and established a successful farm. He married Julia Ramberget on December 12, 1912, and they had four sons and six daughters.[3]

Career[edit]

Elected to the North Dakota House of Representatives Olson served two years from 1917 through 1919. Later he was elected to the North Dakota State Senate, an office he held from 1919 to 1931, during which he was president pro tempore in 1929.[4] Olson was elected the 16th Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota. In 1934, governor William Langer was removed from office following a scandal, and Olson was sworn in as the 18th Governor of North Dakota. Olson served the remainder of the term of his predecessor, William Langer, when Langer was removed from office and sentenced to prison. During his brief tenure, demonstrators marched on the state capitol and the National Guard was called in.[5]

Death[edit]

Olson died in New Rockford, North Dakota, on January 29, 1954, at the age of 81.[6][7] He is buried in Grandfeild Lutheran Cemetery, rural Sheyenne, Eddy County, North Dakota, USA.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ole H. Olson". Find A Grave. Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  2. ^ http://library.ndsu.edu/repository/bitstream/handle/10365/284/Mss0183.pdf
  3. ^ "Ole H. Olson". Soylent Communications. Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Ole H. Olson". National Governors Association. Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Ole H. Olson". National Governors Association. Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  6. ^ http://history.nd.gov/exhibits/governors/governors18.html
  7. ^ https://www.state.nd.us/hist/ndgov4.htm
  8. ^ "Ole H. Olson". Find A Grave. Retrieved September 6, 2012. 

External links[edit]


Political offices
Preceded by
John W. Carr
Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota
1933–1934
Succeeded by
Walter Welford
Preceded by
William Langer
Governor of North Dakota
1934–1935
Succeeded by
Thomas H. Moodie