Andrew C. Olson

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Andrew C. Olson
Member of the Minnesota Senate
from the 14th district
In office
1911–1914
Preceded by Henry E. Hanson
Succeeded by Charles W. Gillam
Personal details
Born 30 March 1866
Winneshiek County, Iowa
Died 17 July 1920
Windom, Cottonwood County, Minnesota
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Julia Carolina Anton
Profession Farmer, legislator

Andrew C. Olson ( March 30, 1866 – July 17, 1920) was a state senator for Minnesota's 14th district serving Cottonwood and Jackson counties.[1]

Olson was born in Winneshiek County, Iowa. He was of Norwegian immigrant heritage. He moved with his parents Andrew Olson and Helge Halvorsdr to Jackson County, Minnesota in 1868. He was educated at Minnesota Common Schools.[1] He was a farmer with interests in a general store and grain elevator.

He served in the Minnesota Senate from 1911 to 1914.[1] He was preceded by Henry Hanson[2] and succeeded by Charles Gillam.[3] In addition to his service as a senator, he served as a county commissioner of Jackson County.[1][1]

Personal life[edit]

He was married to Julia Carolina Anton Olson (1869–1923) on 13 December 1888 in Jackson County, the daughter of Norwegian immigrants Ole Anton and Merit (Johnson) Anton. Andrew and Julia Olson were the parents of eight children: Ella, Iva, Bert, Cyril, Marian, Earl, Grace, and Alvin. Both were buried at the Lakeview Cemetery in Cottonwood County, Minnesota.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Olson, Andrew C.". Legislators Past and Present. Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Hanson, Henry E.". Legislators Past and Present. Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Gillam, Charles W. "C.W."". Legislators Past and Present. Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved June 8, 2012.